Team Rocket Executives Archer, Ariana, Proton, and Petrel. The only reason I drew Archer was because I thought his design looked super easy. Then I noticed he had friends and drew his buddies. Something that started as a simple thing turned into a complicated set of Pokemon gen 2 villains. which is funny, like, no one actually remembers these people.
Archer is just a Giovanni fanboi with Giovanni posters and shrines all over his bedroom. Archer is so in love with his senpai Giovanni, who never notices him haha.
“I said, ‘Yes!’ and when I got the offer, I was just so happy and excited! And so nervous! And everything! I couldn’t believe it. I still have moments where I go, is this really happening to me? Because I didn’t see it coming. I’m a huge fan.“
-probably while walking through the park, or in a flower garden; anywhere you can hear your own thoughts
-you were just chilling and had nothing better to do but admire the scenery of mid-autumn
-and like from a movie, yoongi emerges from the falling leaves
-you stare at him
-and he stares back
-the two of you stare at each other
-and stare at each other
-and stare at each other
-nobody actually goes there except for you two weirdos
-to break the tension you give an awkward half-wave and he just nods back
-basically the two of you just go your separate ways and ignore one another
-BUT BOTH OF YOU ALWAYS COME TO THE PARK AROUND THE SAME TIME TO RELAX AND RELIEVE STRESS
-so it’s becoming an usual routine on bumping purposely into the cute boy who always had on red headphones
-and you develop a small crush on him ever since you caught him humming to can’t stop by cnblue they’re your favorite kpop band and fanboys are so FRICKIN rare in the fandom
-he has an excellent music taste marry him
-but whenever you try to initiate a conversation between the two of you about cnblue’s music you chicken out and he just brushes past you
-one day he doesn’t show up at the park
-”maybe he just didn’t want to come today” you don’t give it much thought
-the following day he doesn’t show up either
“Something probably came up”
-and the next day after that
-yoongi’s been missing for a week
-YOU GET SO CONCERNED ABOUT HIM YOU LITERALLY WAIT IN FRONT OF THE PARK HOPING YOU COULD SEE A GLIMPSE OF HIS SHADOW SOMEWHERE
-he still doesn’t show up for a great deal of time
-so you’re roaming around the area by yourself everyday (with the occasional creepy old man that does morning walks) and you regret never catching his name nor his phone number because what a cutie you’ll never get that chance again
-you guys meet again three months later coincidentally on the street
-and you’re staring at the black-haired boy in S H O C K
-god has given you a second chance to prove yourself
-growing increasingly bold, you step up and look him straight in the eye, sticking out your hand
-”hey, i’m y/n… that girl from the park you used to go to??”
-”oh hi, yes, from the park? i’m yoongi. Min yoongi. Nice to meet you”
-YOU KNOW HIS NAME WHAT AN ACCOMPLISHMENT ASDFGHJKL;
-unfortunately, you couldn’t even look at him properly to speak since the two of you were shoved around by the crowd from blocking the sidewalk
-yoongi, unfazed by the pushing, tucks his hands into his hoodie pocket
- ”we shouldn’t stand here; there’s people trying to pass by. Do you have something to tell me?”
-and YOU JUMP AT THIS OPPORTUNITY BECAUSE WHEN THE HELL DID YOU GET SO LUCKY
-”y-yes i do! Would you care for an americano?”
-it’s three in the afternoon who drinks americano at late noon honestly
-but surprisingly he agrees??
-what a weirdo
-the waiter sets down your drinks at the cafe; the aroma of coffee is the BEST
-lost in each other’s words, you guys chat about music, music, and more music
-HE’S ONE OF CNBLUE’S TOP FANS husband material right there
-Yoongi tells you that he’s part of a boy band, called BTS, though they haven’t debuted yet. To your surprise -how? he’s been oozing swag and confidence from day one-, he’s a rapper, not a singer
-after spending almost an hour with him, you fall in love with his taste in music, taste in fashion, and taste in everything in general. How do boys like him still exist??
-obviously you could talk to him for the whole day without running out of anything to converse about, but Yoongi, apologetically tells you he has somewhere to be although he enjoyed chatting with you
-you guys part ways, but not before exchanging numbers
-AND YOU JUST COULDN’T WAIT TO SEE HIM AGAIN so you call him every other two days just to chit-chat about nothing
-he doesn’t decline your offers unless he has to go to work and even then he promises to make up for the missed ‘date’
-what a respectful cutie
-you guys spend most of your time together, and he eventually he looks forward to your incoming calls
-”y/n? Yeah i didn’t leave the house yet i’ll take a few minutes to get there” and he gets out of the bed so quickly jin would’ve thought the house was on fire to get him to move like that
-and one day…
-you confess accidentally over the phone; jokingly saying “i love you” to him after he does a favor for you
-cue the awkwardness in the call i’m shocked you didn’t hang up
-”oh you do? ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)”
-”yoongi what that was a-”
-”no i’m serious, don’t you like me?”
-”… you do don’t you”
-”it’s not like you’ll be my boyfriend anyways idiot”
-”i’ll be your boyfriend”
-”i said i’ll be your-”
-”i swear to god if you’re playing a prank on me i will personally march over to your studio and beat the living daylights out of you”
-”( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) i always knew you liked me why didn’t you confess earlier”
-”MIN YOONGI ANSWER MY QUESTION”
-”when’s the date beautiful”
-and that’s how the confession went in very simple words
-definitely no pda between you or him
-like he would hold your hands once or twice in public but that’s it
-he must be the one to initiate snuggling, or else he gets annoyed/uncomfortable
-busy most of the time with comebacks and writing new songs especially with BTS’s thriving popularity… you would get extremely worried if he sleeps at the studio and forgets to call you to tell you he’s coming home late because he’s pulled that multiple times already -not on purpose tho he would never want to worry you like that-
-so many reminders from you to him to eat/breathe a little
-contrary to what yoongi usually acts like, he’s very, very hardworking when it comes to his passions. The only breaks he take is when he sleeps and when he uses the toilet you’re so proud of him for being so dedicated to his career
-he’s committed to his idol duties even his s/o can’t convince him otherwise
-you thank the LORD FOR SLOW ALBUM SALES because you two never spend time together as a couple anymore
-one positive thing after the hectic schedules he has as an idol however is that CUDDLING. POSSIBILITIES. ARE. STRONGER. THAN. EVER.
-yoongi always buries his face in your neck whenever he hugs you from the back -it sends butterflies down to your stomach hE NEEDS TO STOP BREATHING ON YOUR COLLARBONE- and acknowledges the new shampoo/conditioner/body lotion/perfume you’re using -you don’t have to ask him if he notices your new haircut he notices even if he doesn’t say anything trust me-
-absolutely adorable in his sleep?? How can such an evil person look like an angel when sleeping that’s your question
-insults come on a daily basis -they’re lighthearted yoongi wouldn’t actually hurt you with his words-
-although he ruthlessly gives opinions, you always know he loves you
-take his kisses for example
-i see him as a person who likes to give their s/o lazy pecks on their forehead, cheek or lips~ it’s sweet and intimate, and it doesn’t require him to put much effort into it
-however, this does NOT mean he’s a bad kisser!! Once in he’s in the mood, he’ll bruise your lips to the point where they become so swollen that you’re having trouble communicating with other humans
-you two will be a spontaneous couple; planned dates aren’t really his thing. That’s not necessarily a bad thing tho! It’ll make you both treasure memories more
-the first date would be to the arcade or maybe somewhere not exactly quiet, but where you guys can really feel connected as a couple and discuss deep topics about life -and music-
-once bts’s popularity expands internationally and domestically, yoongi starts being burdened about how fans would take your relationship with him
-”will they react kindly to y/n?? Will saesangs target her? Should i even reveal our level of intimacy or insist we’re friends??”
I do find it profoundly interesting the differences in how female fans interpret Vader versus how male ones appreciate him. There’s a lot more interest in what he represents as a deconstruction of the male power fantasy and its toxic effects, which probably says as much about gender ideology in American culture as anything.
haha yes, there does seem to be a split in readings down gendered lines. The difference might come down to how the various camps interpret the relationship of action and reaction, of surface and interior.
Speaking personally though, I have to say that for all that I love seeing Vader exposed, deconstructed, suffering and reforming, for all that his scenes in ROTJ devastate and move me and have accompanied me through life as a question and a task, I am also 10000% here for the murdering. The end of RO was as viscerally satisfying for me as for the stereotypical fanboys, I think - I am not exaggerating when I say I could watch Vader mowing down armies, setting off grenades with his mind, Force-choking-at-a-distance, punching things out of the sky, tossing corpses at the Emperor’s feet etc. all fucking day. If favorite films are psychological tests, then ESB - another fanboy favorite - probably says quite a bit about this/my psyche. Perhaps a more reliable indicator of camp-allegiance (than whether one is as ghoulishly eager as I am to watch him unleash hell) would be whether one saw value in the PT or not. I have unreserved love for PT!Anakin, which also puts me on the same ground as a lot of if not all female fans - at least anecdotally, I can say that while I personally have yet to meet a man outside of this website who liked the PT, I also have encountered plenty of women who dislike it for many of the same reasons as those men.
Sometimes I think my fascination with Vader might have to do with a certain paradox: if someone makes you angry and you show anger with your very own face you are weak, you have lost face, you have shown yourself vain and driven by a selfish, animal, irrational, feminine urge to defend yourself; but if you show anger without a face, if you show it unpersonally (the less it’s connected to direct accusation or a specific ill), especially in order to execute a role, then you suddenly appear to be the one in the position of strength, because you can no longer be directly accused of selfishness. The more you can cloak anger in the guise of necessity, the more you meet the societal expectation to be dispassionate, rational, always controlled - the more justification and legitimacy and power to you, even though this mode of anger is often more destructive than the first. This dynamic, assuming it exists as I’ve hypothesized it, is why I think Anakin codes as feminine to many, while Vader appeals to a certain masculine ideal. Putting the two halves together is something I particularly enjoy, but … this shouldn’t be generalized and is an undigested thought in any case.
sometimes I think about, what if comic book universes had character merch to the same extent we do? imagine characters buying their own merch. tony stark in a “genius billionaire playboy philanthropist” t shirt. steve rogers going jogging in a captain america hoodie. wade wilson goes to buy tacos and pulls out a “merc with a mouth” wallet. imagine.
You stared at Jin in awe as he glared at you for absolutely no reason. It was hilarious at first but then it got to the point where it annoyed you. You don’t know what you did to make him start giving you the silent treatment. It was strange. ‘Yah. What did I do?’This only made him glare harder at you before he turned away and stared at the stores window. Turning in the direction of his glare, you noticed an ex of yours staring at you with lust filled eyes. ’Awe. Jin Oppa! I’m already taken by you. Don’t need to worry. I’m too pretty to be with him.’He gasped before responding. ’He’s just jealous because you have a handsome boyfriend like me.’
Yoongi was the type of person who got annoyed a lot but still cared depending on who the person was. Today, for instance, you and Yoongi went out to eat dinner after a long day in the studio with him. He had that cute gummy smile on his face that you absolutely adored. While having a conversation about what had happened today, you had accidentally slipped out Jungkook’s name in the middle of it. Yoongi stopped eating and gave you a curious look. You quickly apologize yet it didn’t work. He just ignored you the whole dinner date. And the moment you two got back to the house, he picked you up and carried you all the way to the room where he punished you for saying the evil maknae’s name. ’The only name that comes past your lips is mine.’ Yoongi growled.
The moment you two walked into the cafe, Hoseok became silent. It was unlike him to be this way. He was very talkative and loud when you two were in public together. Everyone, including his fans, enjoyed him being communicative with you. Talking about nonsense was one of your favorites, especially him talking about new dance moves. Today, he was as quiet as a cat. He looked upset and was constantly looking at you, his phone, and the people around us. It made you upset to see him way, not used to him being unhappy. Sighing loudly, you take a sip of your drink before asking Hoseok what was wrong and why he was so upset. Once you asked, he took one look at you and motioned his head towards a group of boys then at your slightly revealing top. Your mouth made an ‘o’ shape and you quickly buttoned your coat. Hoseok smiled and grabbed your hand kissing it, still staying quiet while he showed affection in front of the young hormonal teens. ‘You’re so cute when you’re jealous.’
It was something you experienced quite a bit with Namjoon. Seeing him stress over his career and what to do with the group. It was his job as leader to keep everyone in tact and you know it was absolutely stressful because you experience the same thing with your team at work. You knew how to help him but you were busy with planning out a concept for the upcoming fashion show and needed to complete it by next week. He knew this and was, of course, upset. You just didn’t think he would get mad about it later in the day. While he was washing the dishes after a quick lunch, you decided it would be best to take a break for the rest of the day and spend some time with the angry love of your life. Wrapping your arms around his waist, he grunted. You pulled away immediately and examined his features. He was beyond upset and was giving you the silent treatment in which he knew you disliked. You smiled smugly and stood on your tiptoes to give him a peck along his jawline next to his ear. 'I took the rest of the day off to spend time with my angry boyfriend. When you are finished, we can relax and you can vent to me about your stress. Sound good?’ Namjoon nods, sucking in his lips as he quickly washed the dishes.
Jimin was in one of his moods again and he was giving you the silent treatment during the small date to a fast food restaurant. It had started out calm and relaxed, the two of you holding hands, talking, laughing, and occasionally kissing. It was sweet. Though, later through the walk, something seemed to have triggered Jimin into silence. When you stood next to Jimin as he gazed at the menu, you pouted and poked his arm. He had no reaction and just ignored you. ’Jiminieeeeeeee!’ You moaned, laying your forehead on his arm. 'Why are you ignoring me?’ He shifted his body forward. As he did that, his bottom lip stuck out. 'I’m not as short as my girlfriend.’ Jimin mumbled. 'She is just a little tall that’s it.’ You stifled a laugh, biting your lip once he admitted to himself on why he was giving you the silent treatment, making you remember that you called him a shortie mochi just a few minutes before he became silent.
You were on a bike ride with Taehyung, along with the rest of the group. It was a warm yet cool day, perfect for riding. Breathing in the fresh air, you turn and smile at your boyfriend who smiled back. After awhile, you all decided to stop and take a break. You stared out into the view while Taehyung stared at you with loving eyes. He decided to make a sweet comment, or question about you. 'You wanna know what’s beautiful?’ You raised your eyebrow, confused at the sudden question Taehyung gave you. Everyone listened on, waiting for your answer. 'The view?’ You say, rethinking the question. The group began laughing at your vague response. Taehyung stared at you with the dumbfounded expression before turning and pedaling away. He ended up giving you the silent treatment for six hours straight, which only made the others laugh even more. 'What did I do wrong?’ 'You two are perfect for each other!’
It was the end of the concert and you were making your way through the crowd to get backstage to meet up with your boyfriend, Jungkook. It took you a few minutes to get there, ignoring the nasty remarks from some of the fans who were jealous of your relationship with the golden maknae. It didn’t affect you because Jungkook loved you and you loved him. As you walked toward the manager that Jungkook had set up for you, a loud scream was heard and you turn around to see one of your favorite fanboys you recognized from the last show. Stopping, you smiled and wave him over. You took a quick picture with him kissing your cheek and one with you hugging him. After that, you said your goodbyes and went backstage to the break room. Upon entering, Jungkook lifted you up and kissed your lips. 'It took you long enough.’ He mumbled, setting you down and leading you to some seats. Jungkook sits down across from you and picks up his tablet, continuing a game. 'Sorry Kookie. A fanboy wanted to take some pictures.’ Jungkook lifted his head and gives you a curious look. ’What kind of photos?’ You point to your cheek and he stares at you Jungshook. Then he gets up and walks out of the room, ignoring you for the rest of the time there until it was to go. Which was another two hours.