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Spoils

So I got this message from @krokodilov

Tbh yknow what id kill to see? Oot ganny coming back to gerudo fortress for a bit and spending some time with lil gerudo children :3 and being RLY sweet and kind and really fatherly to them giving them some shit hed pick up from some hylian corpse talking to them like “hey did ya know in hyrule a kings daugher is called princess! You guys are all my little princesses :) :) :)”

…and it was perfect and beautiful and I couldn’t help myself. All of the Gerudo children share the names of characters from Breath of the Wild, which I referenced from (this post). (Also on AO3)

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Ganondorf unknotted the scarf covering his face and shoulders and tossed it onto the sleeping platform in the corner of the room. The quilts covering it were new, as were the tapestries hanging down over the rough stone of the walls, but the familiar smell of this place had not changed. He had been gone for some time, and it was good to be home.

A faint dry scraping caught his attention, and the fabric of a tapestry covering the far wall rustled slightly. A slow smile spread across Ganondorf’s face.

“Any thieves in this chamber take heed,” he said. “If you show yourselves now, I will be merciful, but if I must expose you myself I will be forced to tickle you… to death.”

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Fuckin SU AU?

Blue Diamond is a vain and selfish gem, often demanding more art of herself, she decorates herself with the gems of others, often having the gems being cut into “more beautiful shapes” the other diamonds dislike working with her in the conferences due to her lack of contributing. Gems that fail creating beautiful art, will be shattered, and all of the works will be burned in public. Using ground up gems, Blue Diamond uses it as her own paint, often in the form of makeup. She has 100 pearls, the roles of pearls is a risky job due to Blue Diamonds mannerisms. As other gems describe it as a “well oiled revolving door” due to the fact that only 1/100th of pearls keep their life and still work for the diamond. Her court is filled with beautiful buildings, various statues and paintings are found in the court. She has 20 sapphires. Gem Location: Chest. Various paintings depict her holding a Mirror. She is second to Yellow Diamond in the amounts of gems she shatters. She has the most planets under her court. She constantly orders yellow diamonds bismuths to renovate her palace. She herself constantly changes her form to whatever is deemed the most beautiful and luxurious homeworld fashions. Aesthetic: All Style No Substance. Thus Blue Diamonds Court has to have the most renovations due to the Blue Diamonds need for beauty over safety of other gems. She shatters gems that are either too ugly or too pretty. Vanity


Yellow Diamond, is a strict and harsh gem. She runs the yellow court. She demands the best Quality in buildings and furniture. She has 5 pearls and one personal Bismuth. The most amount of gems are shattered in her court. She is a harsh critic yet she made a law to those who have criticisms against the way she (as well as the other diamonds) rule their courts. She has the quickest tempers compared to the other diamonds. Yellow Diamonds court is very geometric, having sharp angles in all of the courts buildings. She has 2 sapphires. She looks down at Blue Diamond in scorn. Despite the amounts of gems being shattered, the gems live quite a long time. If a building has the slightest Chance of it not being good enough, the building is torn down, and the bismuth that constructed it is poofed and tortured by an Agate. Or transferred to White Diamond’s Court to be the energy for a gem powered mechanism. Only keeps sapphires for the future of their buildings. The second most planets in The Diamond Empire belong to her. Gem Location, back of neck. Aesthetic: Geometrical


White Diamond is a cold gem. Having the most robotic appearance compares to the other gems. Her court has the highest amounts of Peridots. The court also is the main hub for kindergartens. White diamonds court has the second least amount of shatterings as well as the second least amount of planets in her rule. Yet gems that fail their purpose are “remade” an alternate process of reverting the gem to its base components to reuse the materials in kindergartens. Or poofing the gem to power technology Agates have a harsh view on kindergarten gems, often transferring unwanted gems to other courts. Primarily Blue Diamonds court. The point of interest if you visit is the Grand Library, which has records dating since the beginning of the empire as well as the novels from Pink Diamonds court. The diamond herself is a calm calculated and cold woman. A very condescending woman. Often speaks down to other Diamonds. Having 5 pearls and 1 sapphire. She only looks into the future for possible conflicts to resolve before anything bad happens. Aesthetic: Neon/Tron Gem Location: Forehead.

Pink diamond is the youngest leader, yet shes snobby and cruel to the bottom class, that being rubies. She focuses on conquering new planets to expand the empire as well as her court. To the other diamonds she provides land for kindergartens as well as the art of writing. To the one percent of her courts population she is the bubbly charismatic leader that is protrayed in propaganda. Yet to many rubies, as well as her massive military, she is the cold hearted and strict ruler. Despite the low amounts of gems being shattered, those who do step out of line are donated to the White Diamond court for scientific purposes, to never be heard from again. She flaunts her power as the strongest military force by holding parade after parade. The essence of duality that is the Pink Court’s diamond has crushed rubies who blinked in the wrong way at a superior to retain her people in check. Her gem is located at the heart. Her aesthetic would be rococo. Much like the French rulers, the diamond herself met a bloody end.

mockingbird-22  asked:

Do you have any thoughts as to why Mick always wears gloves? I mean we've seen him wear them even when he's just chilling in his room and drinking (and eating) not even on a job. Sorry if you've answered this before.

I’ve taken to understanding that gloves can represent a character concealing or hiding something in film/tv. I’d read that on tumblr before but the only sources I can find for it are Disney’s Frozen movie and the theme of ‘concealment’ therein, so maybe it’s not such a long-standing thing and is instead just a recent thing done by that movie. Not sure.

But it is often the case regardless that gloves can be used as a symbolic element of some sort. Whether it’s because someone is concealing something about themselves or if the gloves get taken off as a means of indicating a ‘duel’ of some nature or whether they tie into some color symbolism for a character or what-have-you, they tend to serve some purpose (unless the character is wearing them purely because of their occupation).

In season 1, people thought maybe Mick wearing gloves was to key in the audience (i.e., foreshadow) deception and the reveal of him as Kronos? I don’t know if the wearing of gloves was consistent enough in season 1 to have properly foreshadowed that, but I do think it’s the case that he stopped wearing them for the final few episodes of the season, post-Kronos. So there’s that.

In season 1 also, Len wears gloves when handling the cold gun, but it’s worth noting that hallucination!Len was also wearing gloves. Deception? Or more broadly, an indication that something isn’t quite what it seems?

Looking for a trend, I just skimmed all his scenes in season 2. So far, it’s mostly just clear that the only time he’s not wearing them is when he’s in a period-costume he can’t pull off gloves with.

For instance, he woke up wearing them when Oliver was there, so the first time we see him this season, he’s in gloves. He’s wearing the same outfit when Amaya fights him in the kitchen (thinking Mick killed Rex) in episode 3. In episode 4, we see him wearing gloves when he’s having a beer alone in his room when Ray shows up. The same is true in episode 5 when he’s teaching Ray to use the cold gun, and in the van later that episode avoiding talking about feelings.

He’s also the only member of the team to be wearing gloves in the old west in episode 6. Literally none of the rest of them were (I double checked). This is particularly neat to me given that he wasn’t wearing gloves for any of the other period-outfits up to that point, and conceivably could have been. It seems he’s only wearing the one black pair and only when it fits with his outfit, otherwise not bothering. He wears them the entire episode.

Same with the crossover Legends episode, and he wears them the entirety of episode 8.

So… the only pattern right now is that Mick likes those gloves a lot. On a symbolic level, it might just be to set him apart from the rest of the team, to have a visual device to show that he’s the black sheep of the group (they are black gloves after all). Could also be to show that he’s concealing his emotions or suppressing them, maybe. Could be a widower thing over Len. Could be tool to mark him as a criminal (think that was suggested for one reason why he and Len wore gloves in season 1).

On a characterization level, which is probably more what you were going for…. Mick is wearing gloves when he clearly has no need to be. He’s wearing them just cause. He wears them when eating and drinking. It’s got to be at least a somewhat deliberate choice. And only that set of gloves.

I wonder if they were Len’s (and he’s stretched them out? They’re real leather so it could work). I wonder if they’re just to commemorate Len, really as a mourning thing, wearing black like a widower. It might be that it’s because he’s protective / self-defensive right now, emotionally vulnerable, and the layers of clothing and the constant glove-wearing help him hide his feelings, or at least feel like he is.

On that note, going over his scenes, it became increasingly obvious that he’s spent like half this season crossing his arms. it was actually hard to find shots of him not crossing his arms in some scenes so that I could get a decent screenshot of his gloves (I took at least one per episode…). He’s even crossing his arms when the president is thanking the team for saving them from aliens, the only one in the group to show an aggressive/defensive posture.

So… like the gloves, this pose seems to show him saying “steer clear of me, stay away, I don’t want to engage with you”. It’s closed body language. He’s closed, right now. Protecting himself. Concealing his feelings. Keeping everyone at bay.

It’ll be interesting if he continues to wear the gloves in the second half of the season or not. What I’m really hoping to see is a change so we can analyze what catalyzes that change, but I guess we’ll have to wait and see if they go there :)