fear corps

Here’s to the self indulgent crossover that I ended up putting way to much effort into. But I love Voltron and I adore the Green Lantern lore and universe and I ended up putting some serious thought into that.
So just… let me explain: 

Green Lantern (Willpower): Pidge 
The Green ring is often regarded as “willpower”, but I also interpret it as “bravery”. I think this speaks a lot to Pigde. Pidge is highly goal oriented and motivated. And in order get her goal she is willing to overcome a lot of things, a lot of dangerous, scary things. Her will and bravery are both shining strong. 
+Green Lanterns are believed to be the ‘neutral’ color. They don’t lean towards good or bad. And I think it’s a nice touch for her. 

Sinestro Corps (Fear): Shiro 
So here’s the thing- Shiro might not look like the kind of person who would be motivated by instilling fear, but he might’ve been that kind of person during his time as Champion. He is also highly motivated by his own fear: of the Galra empire, of Zarkon, of getting captured again and even from himself. So while I think it’s not the only choice that could work for him (green could work as well) I found it fitting. 

Blue Lantern (Hope): Lance
I always see Lance as the one who can hold everyone together. He might get sad, sure, but he will also always be the one to try and cheer everyone up by doing something stupid. Other then that, he is also pretty hopeful for himself. Sure he’s not the best at anything but he tries, believing he can be a better pilot, or win over a girl. I find it endearing, and very fitting of the blue ring. 

Red Lantern (Rage): Keith
So it’s pretty clear, especially in the last two episodes, that Keith is highly impulsive- which fit the red ring. There’s also enough of a reason to believe at least some of his actions are controlled by anger. While Shiro seems to channel his relation to the Galra through fear, Keith seems to channel it through anger. 
Also Red Lantern have this thing where the ring replaces their blood with liquid fire so I mean yeah we also have that.

Indigo Tribe (Compassion): Hunk 
Honestly, I feel like this one is self explanatory. Hunk IS compassion. He fights because he cares, not only for the people close to him, but for everyone. Still not convinced? Here’s the translation of the first lines in the indigo oath: “In sorrowful day, in misfortunate night,We help those, who need our might”.
(Indigo Tribe members can also channel every other emotion. fun fact) 

Star Sapphires (Love): Allura
It’s important to remember that the violet corps isn’t necessarily driven by romantic love- but by love and care for the living in general. Allura fits that a lot. She’ll fight, yes, but she’s a diplomat first, always wishing for peace with other aliens. And just like the Star Sapphires, she’ll kick your ass if you try to harm anyone she cares about. 
+At some point, Wonder Woman was also a Star Sapphire, so this is definitely the “strong kickass queens” corps. 

Agent Orange (Greed) Haggar: 
Agent Orange is a weird thing for me, and it was hard to pick a character. I ended up deciding on Haggar. Orange is not a corpse, but an individual who isn’t really keen on sharing his powers or his treasures. He will help you if you ask, but he always has his own selfish interests first. I thought she will probably be the best choice for that. 


Ended up writing so much gahhh. 
Oh well. This has been fun. 

P.S Zarkon would be a black lantern.  

Sheldon’s Star Sapphire T-shirt

If you’re in The Big Bang Theory fandom, you’ve seen this shirt before. But I’m fairly sure many viewers unfamiliar with comics don’t understand the significance of this shirt. In the DC comics there are different lantern corps, the most common of which is the Green Lantern Corps (I’m sure even fans not well versed in comics will know Green Lantern.) Well, the Green Lantern Corps is only one of the lantern corps. The lantern corps have power rings that bestow powers on the wearer, who is chosen because they have certain ideals and attributes that that particular lantern corps values. The Green Lantern Corps values willpower, and thus the rings are powered on willpower and the weakness of the Green Lanterns is fear. There are several more lantern corps the Sinestro Corps (fear), the White Lantern Corps (life), the Red Lantern Corps (Rage),  the Orange Lantern Corps (avarice), the Indigo Tribe (compassion), the Blue Lantern Corps (hope), and the Black Lantern Corps (death). Each lantern corps conducts itself differently and has its own unique oath. The Star Sapphire Corps represents love, and its oath is:

“For hearts long lost and full of fright

For those alone in blackest night

Accept our rings and join our fight

Love conquers all with violet light”

Notably, Sheldon wears his Star Sapphire shirt at the end of “The Gorilla Experiment”

and again when he has dinner with Penny in “The Spaghetti Catalyst”

Whether intentional or not, Sheldon’s Star Sapphire shirt gives these Shenny scenes a deeper romantic subtext.

How Strange It Is To Be Alive

Here’s a masterpost of my covenant fic, which should be easier to update than just posting a link to the new chapter.

Anyway, this is an AU exploring the parallels between Walter and David, instead of everything that happened at the end, Walter offered to stay in exchange for the lives of the crew (and also out of curiosity).

Chapters:

  • Stay -  This chapter is setting up the premise of the AU, that is, Walter stays behind with David.
  • Dreams -  Here, Walter asks David about what it is to dream.
  • Mourn -  Walter gets up close and personal with the facehugger eggs and they discuss the concept of loss and mourning.
  • Absence -  Walter confronts David about Elizabeth, which turns into David confronting Walter about Daniels. Also, they’re hanging out in the Engineer’s ship.
  • Home -  In this chapter we get what most of you probably came here for, another kiss. Also, discussions about what’s changed and fear and where Weyland Corp. went wrong.
  • Water -  In this chapter Walter confronts David about what he’s trying to do. David’s very angry about humanity. Walter theorizes about something David didn’t really want to admit to himself.
  • Love -  This chapter is pretty much ‘David realizes he’s in love and that love feels an awful lot like fear 24/7’.
  • Alone - Have you ever wanted an entire chapter about just hugging it out? Well, this is the chapter for you. David finally works up the courage to talk to Walter, finds out that he also feels alone too, and then they hug. That’s it. Also, this is the song Walter’s singing, it’s kinda sad sounding but that’s Dmitri Shostakovich for you!