One thing I really like about BNHA is the constant acknowledgement of the fact that the shonen manga “I can do anything if I just push myself hard enough and refuse to ever rest or back down” mindset is incredibly self destructive.
Like. All Might is falling apart, physically. Midoriya, at just 15, has destroyed his body so many times that he risks paralysis every time he channels his power through his arms. Iida has severe nerve damage in one hand. And literally no one who cares about them is pretending that this is an acceptable way to be. Even the resident magic cure-all, Recovery Girl, can’t do enough to keep up with the damage they put themselves through, and in Midoriya’s case has threatened to stop healing him so as not to enable his self-destructive tendencies.
Plus, a lot of their character development revolves around learning NOT to be like that. Iida spends several arcs after his fight with Stain trying to atone for the trouble his recklessnes caused and trying to prevent Midoriya from getting into the same type of trouble. All Might has to learn to live as a civilian after he gives his power to Midoriya and then CONTINUES to push his body so far that he pretty much breaks. Midoriya develops a new fighting style, reevaulates his tendency to rush in, and learns to ask for help from the Support department in order to keep from destroying himself in the same way.
It’s honestly refreshing; I was a little sick of the Bleach-style “the hero can loose twice his weight in blood and be totally fine an episode later” type of storytelling.
Dan & Phil describing each other for the Summer in the City book
Dan Howell, whose name rhymes with hand towel, bland scowl, and sand owl, was created when a woodland creature had a baby with Liam Payne from one direction. When not procrastinating by eating the entire fridge or staying awake until 6am, he makes youtube videos on the channel danisnotonfire (which was his username back in the lolrandom bebo days.) Before becoming a Youtuber, teenager Dan worked in a DIY shop until one day he sold an axe to an eight year old. Dan’s Greatest Hits include “what not to do at the beach” (where he actually went outside), “sexy internet dating” (where he invited a naked 58 year old man called Manesh to our house), and “what is my life” (where he spent eight minutes pritt-sticking various meat products to his face). I know what you are thinking, “I want some Dan facts!” WELL HERE THEY ARE, JENNY! (I just totally freaked out anyone called Jenny) Dan is scared of trees. Dan eats cinnamon cereal every day (except the days I steal his cereal). I am sat next to Dan now and he said if he could have any dog it would be a Shiba Inu. If you haven’t checked out his videos yet then you are missing out - a LOT. Also you might want to check out his pretty cool friend Phil.
Get his autograph below! or find someone else called Dan and get him to forge it. Just convince yourself it was true.
Phil Lester is the by-product of two related grandparents and a haircut that was cool in 2006, but that’s okay because he has a lovely personality. His quirky videos and idiosyncratic editing sets him apart from other YouTube vloggers - that and his unique life which seems to attract a worryingly large amount of strange people and situations (which he relives for your enjoyment). If you look at yourself in the mirror and think “wow i am so weird, how do i function?” - Phil’s the guy that teaches you to embrace your individuality.
If you see Phil this weekend, do not be alarmed if his hand is facing backwards towards his pocket in a claw shape, he can’t help it. And he was does not condone irresponsible use of a permanent marker on your face.
I had a dream last night where Bee and Knock Out were in this really important meeting and they're waiting for Magnus to start, so Bee starts whispering cheesy pickup lines to Knock Out and he is just "Bee if I could reach you I'd hit you that was so bad omg" and all it was wheezy laughing cause they didn't want to get in trouble with Mags (spoiler alert: they did)
“Karen, put my crime-fighting playlist on shuffle, please.”
Okay, this has taken me longer than I will admit to anyone, but I’ve done my best to come up with some sort of “ultimate Peter Parker playlist.” I tried to keep it more on the upbeat side because I was going for a mix he would play while swinging through Queens.
Anyways, here is the link to it on Spotify, and I really hope you like it! It’s like five hours long, so hopefully there’s something you like in there somewhere xx
Also, I know it’s not perfect, so please tell me if you have song recs to add or anything like that! Or just feedback in general x
Since it’s so long, the full track list is under the cut!
King #1 who is goodish but also is an asshat and is only really doing as well as he is bc his assistant is manipulating him
The dude you meet at the inn and tells you all the lore about the land / dude who sets up quests
Girl who needs saving
King #2, overthrew Taurus and Scorpio, basically wants to kill everyone and everything. Dgaf about the people, but that gold is looky mighty damn fine. Type of king to set up some battles and shit. Wars.
The mother who tells the warrior girl who "isnt like the others" that she's being a daft cunt and needs to shut up and sew before someone in their family dies of cold
"I'm in love with him, Father! And you can say or do nothing to keep us apart!"
The assistant to Taurus
The girl who says she isn't like the others and secretly has a bow.
King #2's assistant, who he ignores. Was/Is Commander of the Military as well. Hella dough. Rich ass family. Secretly has a better life than the king, but pretends he doesn't.
Rebel princess who was in some shitty circumstances and basically just wants to unite shit and does so little by little but everyone is being so. damn. difficult.
Can use magic. Or claims to, at least. Has some weird abilities. Weird ass elusive dude who teaches you shit and you wonder if they were actually there or not... weird.