AU where everything is the same except the shield is an artifact like Mjolnir. Maybe it’s a long-lost Asgardian thing, maybe it’s some other non-Earth object. Point is, the shield is enchanted so that it only obeys the will of the wielder if their primary goal is protection. It’s just about impenetrable, can absorb any shocks, and strong enough to cut through or destroy just about anything–which would make it a perfect weapon, if anyone could figure out how to fucking use the thing. It doesn’t obey any laws of physics or movement as we know it, and SSR spends years experimenting with it until they finally give up and stick it in a crate somewhere.
I was listening to a podcast and decided I needed to do something in addition to that, so I redrew this screenshot I took of Zelda from Breath of the Wild. It’s just a sketch, and I may or may not go back to it and color it and polish it, but I’m actually really happy with how it turned out!
I honestly don’t understand how therapists expect you to sit in their office for 45 minutes, pour your heart and soul out, dig so deep into your mind…then go out into the world and be a functioning human being.
Seriously though – today we talked about such intense things and then when it was time to end it was so difficult. I was so vulnerable and I had to then go out and get on a subway with a billion other people.
I literally sat there as she stood next to me by the open door and I said, “What am I supposed to do??” And she said, “Go out. Go for dinner. It’ll be fine.” Not in a condescending way, actually in a very caring way. But it still bothered me nonetheless.
I mean I don’t know what I want her to do instead. I feel like I need another 45 minutes just to breathe and debrief before I go out and be a person.