I just read a theory that long haired shiro is the original™ shiro and the one we've seen in the last 2 seasons is the clone... do you think that could be possible. These clone theories are freaking me out
he better the fuck not be because that hair is HORRID and that will NOT be apart of my boy
I. Finally. Finished. My Shiro Tsum Tsum. This took way, way too long to figure out how to do and I’m just done with everything for a little bit. I was initially going to make him to look just like his human self but then discovered that my craft store apparently only carries like one shade of grey felt so that wasn’t going to look good and then I couldn’t get the face right and… Bleh.
On the plus side, I now have a little Black Paladin to guard my random crap on my bookshelf!
Note to future self: If we ever make something like this again, use minky fabric for the love of God. Felt is several bad words that haven’t yet been invented.
Plans are in the works to do the rest of the Paladins after I stop being so angry about felt.
PS: Embroidering tiny toe beans is one of the most fun things out there
Alright so I’m doing another lyricstuck, for Percy Jackson this time, starring Luke! I just started tonight so it’ll honestly take forever (I’m talking months maybe) since I have school and everything but I wanted to share the first two pics with you guys :D
and I definitely wont post anymore till I’m done because I do this all the time I just need to be patient and not spoil the entire thing
“Lance!” Shiro’s stern voice sounded muffled as Lance took a breath. He was having trouble concentrating, and it felt like he was fading in and out of consciousness. He felt beads of sweat on his forehead and hastily wiped them away, trying to focus on piloting Blue.
“Lance, we need to separate to distract them,” Shiro prompted, his voice sounding muffled still. Lance swallowed and blinked away the dizziness before responding.
“Roger that,” Lance managed, hoping his voice didn’t sound too awful. He had little energy to speak, and he used all he had to make sure he sounded normal.
“Lance, go to the right, I’ll go to the left, Keith go in front, Pidge go above, and Hunk, you just fly around them in circles,” Shiro ordered.
“Are you sure that’ll work?” Hunk questioned doubtfully. Lance suppressed a sneeze.
“It’ll have to. Let’s move!” Shiro demanded. Lance blearily watched the paladins fly into their places, and slowly followed suit and piloted Blue to the right.
Lance felt his heart race and sweat dripped down onto his nose. His breathing was faster than he wanted it to be, and he took off his helmet to wipe the sweat away. It was no use, he was already drenched in it.
Lance was sure that he was sick. He felt subpar the other day, but he thought it was just from stress and being tired, so he slept it off. He was dead wrong.
Lance was shivering, but sweating at the same time. His face felt hot and he couldn’t stop coughing.
Lance’s mind has been so foggy, he hasn’t even been moving Blue very much. He’s been flying to the right, and almost ended up out of range since he wasn’t focusing.
Lance felt his lion sway in circles, and quickly but lethargically lunged to the controls, trying to gain control of Blue. It only made it worse, and Lance realized that Blue was flying fine.
Before Lance could think of anything else that could’ve been wrong, he passed out and fell to the floor of his lion. Blue shifted into autopilot and landed them somewhere safe and hidden, making sure that nothing got to the ill blue paladin.
“Where’d Lance go? He’s out of range,” Pidge questioned, flying her lion down to attract the Galra fleet’s attention before springing up again.
“He’s supposed to be distracting them with us,” Keith muttered, flying towards the fleet from the front and then sharply turning away when they fired a shot towards the red lion.
“Wait a second,” Shiro mumbled, looking at the map his lion was showing him. The blue dot that represented Lance was blinking and stationary.
“Lance isn’t moving, and his lion’s sending out some kind of distress signal,” Shiro pointed out.
“Keith, go find Lance,” Shiro ordered suddenly, gripping his lion’s controls to distract the Galra fleet.
“Are you sure you can make do without me?” Keith questioned worriedly.
“Someone has to make sure Lance’s okay,” Shiro pointed out. Keith sighed reluctantly, and grabbed Red’s controls, flying his lion to where Blue was.
“Alright Lance, where are you,” Keith muttered, eyeing the map every few seconds to make sure he was headed in the right direction. The red lion flew into the cave where Blue was, landing and ejecting Keith.
Keith dusted off his paladin armor and huffed, looking at the blue lion. Blue seemed to be in great shape, so why did she have an emergency landing and use her distress signal?
“Lance?” Keith called, entering the helm of the blue lion. He gasped when he saw that Lance was unconscious and on the floor. Keith gently moved his body so Lance’s back was rested against the wall.
“Oh no,” Keith muttered, studying the blue paladin. His skin was pale, and he was sweating and shivering. Keith placed the back of his hand on Lance’s forehead to discover he had a raging fever.
“Lance is shaking, sweating, unconscious, and he has a raging fever,” Keith replied, trying to think of ways to rouse him from unconsciousness.
“Oh no, that’s not good,” Shiro replied. Keith sighed, searching Blue for a water bottle or something.
“We’ll be there soon, we’ve almost got this covered,” Shiro addressed. Keith muttered a response before taking off his helmet. Keith rummaged around Blue until he found a water bottle. It was small, but it would do the job.
Keith found a cleaning rag in the corner and grabbed it, drenching it in cold water. He wrung out the rag and draped it across Lance’s forehead. Just moments later, Lance opened his eyes and coughed.
“Oh thank God,” Keith sighed heavily in relief. Lance coughed again, his tired body doubling over. He groaned and leaned back against the wall, sniffling.
“What happened?” Lance muttered, looking around Blue and realizing that he was no longer in the air, he was on the floor and in a cave somewhere.
“You must’ve passed out. Blue shifted into autopilot and landed you guys in here,” Keith explained, grabbing the damp rag from Lance’s forehead and pouring more water over it before wringing it out again. Keith draped it back over Lance’s forehead, and Lance sighed at its cool touch.
“You’re in rough shape,” Keith muttered, looking the blue paladin up and down. Lance scoffed bitterly but was interrupted by a harsh cough.
“Thanks,” Lance replied, his voice scratchy.
“Keith?” Shiro’s quiet voice sounded from Keith’s helmet which was set off to the side. Keith picked it up and swiftly placed it over his head, pressing the intercom button on the side.
“Yeah? What’s going on?” Keith questioned.
“We’re on our way to your location, stay put,” Shiro ordered before going offline. Keith sighed in relief. Lance looked confused, but before he could ask what was going on, another harsh cough wracked his body.
“Everyone’s on their way, Allura and Coran have been alerted and they’re on their way as well,” Keith assured.
“Is the mission over?” Lance asked, his sick voice low and quiet.
“For now, you need to get better before we do anything else,” Keith pointed out. There was a moment of silence before Keith looked at Lance with sudden hostility.
“Why didn’t you tell us you weren’t feeling well?” Keith questioned, his voice angry.
“I did,” Lance replied defensively.
“Oh, pffftt, when?” Keith questioned hotly in reply.
“This morning?” Lance replied, his statement sounding more like a question to get his point across. Keith raised an eyebrow, urging Lance to explain.
“‘Hey guys, I don’t feel very good, I’m gonna take it easy today,’ is what I said,” Lance added. Keith raised both eyebrows to indicate he still had no idea where this was going.
“Does ‘C’mon Lance, we’re all tired. Suck it up, let’s go’ ring a bell?” Lance questioned, attitude clear in his tone, despite sounding sick and tired. Keith immediately looked guilty and his eyes shot down to the floor.
“Yeah,” He muttered, pouting. Lance coughed harshly again for about 10 seconds, his face turning red before he could stop to take a breath.
“To be fair, I didn’t feel as bad this morning as I do now,” Lance replied. Keith was about to say something, but he heard the castle outside and saw the other lions waiting for them.
“Can you fly Blue?” Keith questioned, helping Lance up. Lance wobbled and coughed, leaning onto the pilot chair for support when his world spun again.
“I could try,” Lance responded, swallowing as he sat down in the pilot chair. Keith nodded briskly before leaving and going into the red lion. Lance sighed and his shaky hands fumbled with the controls, taking a minute before finally exiting the cave and flying into his hangar in the castle.
The other paladins, Coran, and Allura were waiting for Lance to exit his lion. Lance huffed as he slowly stood up, quickly throwing his arms to the pilot chair to catch himself when he grew dizzy. He wobbled out of the blue lion, and everyone’s faces fell when they saw Lance.
“Oh my God, you look awful,” Pidge pointed out, her eyebrows high. Lance sniffled and a harsh cough wracked his body for the thousandth time that day, almost knocking him over.
“I think I’m gonna go in my room for now,” Lance muttered.
“You do that,” Shiro replied, patting Lance’s shoulder gently as to not knock him off balance as he wobbled slowly down the hallway. His tired body slumped as he opened his bedroom door.
Lance slept a lot the next few days, and whenever he came out of his room to grab a snack or a meal, everyone apologized profusely for not listening when he said he felt under the weather. Lance accepted their apologies, assuring them that it was okay.
Keith spoiled Lance endlessly with soup, water, and medicine, he made a swift recovery after a few days. Lance thanked Keith for taking care of him, to which Keith just said, “You’d do the same for me” in reply.
After that, whenever Lance said he wasn’t feeling up to something, he was bombarded with questions like, “Are you sick?” or “Are you okay?” “Do you have a fever?” “Do you need medical attention?” Lance would just chuckle and say he was tired, and then he laughed again when everyone sighed in relief.
Lance was glad that his fellow paladins cared for him so much. He knew that if he ever felt under the weather again, he would be in good hands.
Here's a thought for you, when Shiro comes back from wherever he vanished to, for him it's only been like an hour but for everyone else it's been like five years or maybe even a decade?
:3 I like a decade.
Immediately after stepping out of the Black Lion, something felt wrong.
Something was different.
Shiro stood in place, helmet on his lip until it clicked. The hangar was rearranged.
Not that it had a lot of things in it already, but there was some equipment on the walls and shelving, and it was either switched out or moved around.
An odd thing to do, while he was flying around Zarkon. Shiro found himself a little irritated at the idea - he was the one who used those tools most, after all, and someone else messing with it made him antsy. But he shook that off. It wasn’t like Shiro owned any of it, and Allura and Coran had every right to move it around as they pleased.
That settled, Shiro walked back out, head tilted. Was he the first one back, somehow? He didn’t remember anything after passing out during that battle until he woke up in the Black Lion, hungry and cold but otherwise intact. Maybe Black had flown him back and he had just woken quickly?
Shiro put his helmet back on, listening for the inevitable post-battle chatter, at least from Allura and Coran.
SUNMOON POKEDDEX CHALLENGE DAY 23 - Favourite Legendary: Solgaleo
I love both title legendaries of Sun and Moon but for me Solgaleo is the one that really just has that special feel to it. One of the reasons is the design. You look at it and you think “Oh, a lion, cool!” but when you look at it more closely it is so much more. At least for me.
That is why I took a completely different turn with this design. This Solgaleo isn’t based on a regular lion for various reasons but instead it is based on an extinct thylacoleo. I personally felt like thylacoleo (marsupial lion) has qualities that feel more fitting to Solgaleo than a regular African lion, one being the feeling of alieness. Both Lunala and Solgaleo are very alien creatures so I thought it would be more fitting for their origin and nature to go for something unusual. Thylacoleo was also a terrifying beast with incredibly powerful bite and deadly claws.
Another reason to go for thylacoleo was that it felt more stocky and sturdy than a regular lion. Solgaleo appears to have armor as well which I did not want to portray as patterned skin/fur. I wanted to do something more interesting. And for me thylacoleo gave a chance to mix in some other qualities. I went with rhino armor. It’s sturdy, allows movement and it also gave me the motif I needed for Solgaleo’s mane.
For the most part the mane feels more solid than fluffy and furry so I applied the rhino armor there as well to represent the more solid looking parts. I didn’t want to go with overly fluffy and recoloured mane either because that again feels like is lacking the feeling of alieness. Besides, I have done a recoloured lion version already so about time I got more serious about it and stopped with the shortcuts and the obvious choices. There are a ton of cool creatures out there but it can be a real chore to find the most fitting ones.
Overall I am very pleased with how this design came out and I feel like I could explore it even further at some point!
What is it that makes fake Shiro different from Real Shiro?
In this post, I talked about the theory that the Black Lion was able to find clone/brainwashed Shiro(who I will now refer to as Kuron) because Kuron does believe he’s Shiro.He believes himself to be perfectly fine.He has Shiro’s memories and he feels a real bond and a real connection to the team and to the Lions and the Black Lion felt and recognized the bond, not necessarily Kuron himself, as real. That’s how Black was able to find him.
Once Kuron stopped focusing on his bond with the team while he was on his deathbed, once that moment was over, the Black Lion was able to see the true aspects of Kuron.There are certain aspects of him that the Black Lion has recognized as fake, that the Black Lion has recognized as insufficient to lead. One of these is Kuron’s leadership tactics.
Anyone notice how he’s been completely undermining Keith since he got back?
He interrupted and talked over Keith when they found the Galra outpost with the teledav. When the team had to choose between prioritizing the Comet Ship, the teledav, or Lotor, Kuron undermined Keith and dictated that sticking together to get the Comet ship was priority. And everyone agreed with him against Keith.
Kuron is using his position as a Commander and dictating orders to everyone including Keith, rather then working alongside Keith. Everyone recognizes Kuron/Shiro as the leader and are more willing to put their faith in Kuron/Shiro’s plans then Keith’s plans. Especially after that fight with Lotor on the gas planet. It’s only helping Kuron to undermine Keith and it’s not looking good.
That’s why Kuron has been making plans and allowing Keith a small amount of influence and input, rather than giving Keith a chance to come up with plans of his own. Best example: When the cargo ship holding the teledav was about to get away, Kuron gave Keith a choice between two plans Kuron made; either defend against the Comet Ship or take down the teledav and deal with the consequences.
And it turned out both of those plans were crap compared to Keith’s own plan of tricking the Comet Ship into destroying the teledav
Kuron was 100% confident in his plans and not Keith’s ability to lead. And it almost cost them a chance to destroy the teledav.
And Kuron admits this at the end of the episode, when he says that Keith’s quick thinking is what came through. But he asserts that Keith is going to get there. And by that he means, Keith will eventually become a good enough leader where Kuron does not have to step in. Kuron sees himself as a commander ranking above Keith, rather then someone who now has work with Keith.
Kuron has to recognize that Keith has leader status now. When he does that stuff like that, undermining Keith in front of the team, dictating orders and plans, the team could end up missing opportunities like tricking the Comet Ship into destroying the teledav. This is something the real Shiro would recognize.
The real Shiro recognizes someone else with leadership status and is willing to work alongside them. Shiro recognized Allura(✨My Queen✨) as a leader and was willing to work alongside her, even sometimes defer to her, because the real Shiro knows how to step back and work with another leader. But Kuron doesn’t do the same with Keith. Instead, Kuron undermines Keith, in front of everyone else.
Kuron doesn’t have to completely just let go and let Keith take the reins, but he hasn’t been making enough of an effort to work with Keith to convince me that he’s the real Shiro.
I realize this all might make Kuron sound like a bad guy, and he’s not. I don’t think he is. I don’t necessarily think there’s something wrong with the plans he makes or the choices he makes and I don’t think hes intentionally undermining Keith. He even apologized for it at the end. I think Kuron was right at some points to step in and correct Keith. Keith isn’t ready to lead on his own. But the way Kuron steps in doesn’t sit right with me. It’s different from how Shiro would step in. The way he acts as a commander is different from Shiro and the Black Lion has picked up on it. It’s something that has helped the Black Lion realize that Kuron is not Shiro.
Tl:dr; Kuron is a different kind of leader than Shiro and it’s what the Black Lion has picked up on as fake and rejected.
This is also just a working theory though, so what do you guys think?
How do you feel about Blue being the lion Keith felt first. Blue, who kept Mr Impulsive grounded to one spot for an entire year. Blue, who gave Keith a protective feeling while he was on his own and basically hopeless on finding the one person he still cares about. Blue, who just so happens to be Lance's lion and extension of soul
Penny for your thoughts…this might make the narrative too short, but what if, in the space mall episode, Shiro and Black had defeated/killed Zarkon (who then, apparently, would be dead in the real world)? What would the eventual how-has-your-day-gone exchange look like? (An even more ludicrous contrast in tone? Other paladins: Soooo, while we were out, we seem to have maybe ended up with a cow. Shiro: Soooo, while you were out, I seem to have maybe ended Zarkon…)
“And this is why you have this…. cow.” Allura drew the word out slowly like she was tasting it and not sure she liked it. Her gaze drew back over to the cow in question, who continued to wander the control room, likely in search of grass.
Shrugging, Pidge nodded. “Yep. And this!” She held up her video game console above her head, letting out an excited whoop. “Forget the cow, we have video games, now!”
Lance let out a yelp and trotted over to the cow, covering her ears. “Don’t talk about Kaltenecker that way!” Unbothered by Lance’s attempts to preserve her self-esteem, the cow wandered off. Lance continued to chase her, which at least didn’t seem to bother the creature.
“Compared to that, I didn’t do too badly,” Hunk reported.
Keith eyed him. “Yeah, you only got shackled to a food court stand.”
“I got out, and people really liked my food.” Shrugging, Hunk gave a little smile. “Uh, there might be a small bounty on me. A little one. By the stall owner. He didn’t want me to leave after. I’m sure there’s bigger ones for us.”
For a moment there was silence, as Allura stared at all four, then looked at Coran. He shrugged and grinned at her, still shuffling the lenses in his hands.
Visibly giving up, Allura turned to look at Shiro. “How did bonding go?”
Shiro had stayed quiet for his team’s stories. Normally he’d have questions - many questions - but today he couldn’t manage. Steeping his fingers in his hands, Shiro slowly tracked his eyes to up to meet Allura’s. “Um. Zarkon might be dead.”