!!! What’s this? lol jk it’s just a small teaser I did recently (oh nooo flashback train tracks!). I’ve been getting messages about the Zen Feels Train again despite it being in the FAQ already askjdhsakd does no one read FAQs anymore ;;-;;
So anyway, I was thinking of updating on April (bruh work messed up my schedule I forgot there was a major sale during April-May season) and I was thinking of updating per page whenever I finish one && upload it somewhere like tapastic (?) or something similar so I don’t clutter up your dashes. I will still upload sets on tumblr like before but for those who want to view pages as they are completed, the off-tumblr option (tapastic,webtoon,etc idk yet) is always there (…?) what sites would you guys suggest?
for anyone confused about the keith/shiro interactions in episode 6, i think this is why. first we see him trying to talk out what happened with shiro, and he has this look on his face:
that’s not the look of someone that’s happy to have the person that’s most important to them back, and i think we can all agree the first two episodes are setting up and reaffirming that for keith, shiro is a top priority, if not the top priority in almost every instance.
there’s obviously an implicit “i need you” but he’s clearly distancing himself from that sentiment, i think because he knows that whether or not this is his shiro, the team needs shiro to be ok. this is literally the saddest we see him so far this season, and it’s because he knows that’s not shiro and he’s consciously deciding to set it aside for now. more below the cut:
exodus (exo video game mock up):exodus is an open world, role playing experience set in the distant future with parallel earths. with a multitude of character builds to support real-time gameplay and a variety character personalities, how each character interacts with the people and the environment in their own unique way affects what the choices the player must make, allowing every playthrough to be its own experience.
probably not consciously. he treats him kind of like a son sometimes, but that’s not very unusual for tony. tony has to be watched closely or he adopts stray genius children everywhere he goes.
mostly it’s pretty long distance–he emails and videocalls them, sets up scholarships, funds research, talks them through school problems, introduces them to employers… i know for a fact that at least half of the starkphone beta testers are sleep-deprived students across the country who tony has run into at some convention or facility tour and decided to keep. some of them come to work at Stark Industries eventually, but a fair number go into other fields.
he has a strange ability to pinpoint exactly which kid in any given cluster is an untapped well of talent looking for mentoring. we have a number of bets running on if he’s doing it consciously or not.
either way, he does it a lot.
he’s not very cuddly or touchy-feely with them, and he gets hilariously defensive if you poke him about it, but he’s actually a really good mentor, and he does really care. i mean, sometimes he uses the ‘do the exact opposite of what i would do’ method of role modelling, but…
How old do you think Taako was when he came up with the idea for Garyl?
It’s completely possible that he was fully grown, but I like the thought of a tiny Taako flipping through a book of spells to see what he might be able to learn eventually. He finds Phantom Steed, and that one, he needs to learn that one someday.
He immediately shows Lup, because of course he shows Lup. The mental image of his future phantom steed was as clear as could be in his head almost the minute he finished reading the spell, and it’s so cool. It’s maybe the coolest thing he’s ever thought of. “He’s gonna be called Garyl, like Gary and Daryl put together, and he’s going to be a beautiful unicorn.”
Lup considers the idea with the amount of serious, excited consideration it deserves. “He should have two horns.”
“There are two of us, dummy, so he should have two horns!”
And that’s the best idea Taako has ever heard, so Garyl becomes a binicorn in Taako’s imagination. One day, he promises Lup, they’re not ever going to have to walk behind the caravans again because they’ll be able to ride Garyl. “And he’ll have a voice like this,” Taako tells her, deepening his voice as much as possible - which isn’t much - and she laughs.
Eventually they do ride Garyl just about everywhere, and he still looks almost exactly as Taako first imagined him.