Nanami, as the new self-appointed interim president of the Student Council, gives us her own version of Touga’s speech. I cannot for the life of me remember if she reverts back to the old version in future episodes or continues on with this, but it’s of course worth pausing on.
Rather than Touga’s approach, which is grounded in a desperate desire to transcend and escape the shell of their world by achieving the power to revolutionize it, Nanami notes that the cage and chamber serve an important purpose - to protect the developing ‘chick’ until it’s ready to hatch. In the end, though, she still calls for Revolution and a smashing of shells.
Motivated by a desire to protect and care for her brother that is mirrored by Kozue in this episode, Nanami begins her engagement with the idea of nurturing and fostering important growth and healing that of course culminate in “Nanami’s Egg.” She’s learning how to have real feelings of care for others, and how to name and engage them reflexively, and by the end we’ll see that rather than continuing to project them onto Touga in ways that are easily misinterpreted as inappropriate, she redirects them to Utena.
This protection that Nanami speaks of, that she tries to find within the structures that govern Ohtori, are things that many would argue a school should offer. At this point in the series, it’s suggested very minimally that Akio takes a rather hands-off approach to the students, one grounded in wishing them to develop their own independence. Of course, this is both true and completely incorrect at the same time - the contradictory nature of Ohtori, and of Akio’s problematic ideas of adulthood, is that it both values independence in terms of not needing to provide oversight for students who are running around getting into all kinds of fucking trouble, but also requires that Akio have the ability to intervene as he sees fit and that no one will seriously rebel against his authority and the prevailing expectations for behavior and relationships the school clings to.
To try to hatch before you’re fully developed only leads to danger, as Touga’s current depression (and the scene of him and Saionji lying on the floor of the dueling arena after the motorcycle & sidecar are destroyed by Utena in the duel) suggest. But to stay in the shell too long, too comfortably… Nanami will learn painfully that this is equally dangerous.
Pairing: Winchesters x Sister!Reader Word count: 1,072
Once your two older brothers shut the door behind them, you grinned. They had told you that you weren’t allowed to go to your friend’s house party. They didn’t, however, tell you that you weren’t allowed to go on a date. To a different party. You could taste freedom, as your eighteenth birthday was just under five months away.
Turning and heading back to your room, you stripped out of your pajamas and skipped to your closet. The boys were supposed to be heading over for a simple hunt. They’d be gone until mid-morning. That gave you plenty of time to sneak out, have some fun, and then sneak back in. No one had to know.
After ten minutes of looking through your closet, you finally decided on what to wear. You were going on a date with the linebacker of your school’s football team, so you couldn’t wear just anything! Not knowing what he had planned, you picked a pair of low rise jeans, a baby blue fitted t-shirt that ended just above your belly button. It showed off your belly ring, that your brothers didn’t know about. They would flip a gasket if they found out. Slipping on a pair of sneakers, and grabbing your phone, you headed out.
how close to zero are the chances that roxy will get to do literally anything in kingsman 2 lmao. what are the chances that the new female characters will have any relevance/arcs that arent the exact same as hers (‘relevant’ through vague screentime and high competence but not really developed or personified). like man i do really like the movie but… that aspect Sucks
// *wheezes cause i just imagined an underfresh crane* sAVE ME //
At first I was like “It’s kinda impossible since well, the pal doesn’t have a soul and underfresh doesn’t have an au for his o-” And then I realized… if Crane go inside an AU where a Sans is possessed by a fresh parasite… well it would work LMAO. SO have a really flashy baby !
Who shift his sunglasses into love when he see Chill //shot
I’m glad BIGBANG first MV releases this year weren’t big and flashy like Fantastic Baby. That’s what everyone expected. Instead, BIGBANG did the unexpected and came out with a slower song that everyone can relate to.
((Yesterday, I paid a visit to my Mother, who lives in another town. While we were out, we swung by a reptile expo that was going on, which had the privilege of showcasing a local exotic wildlife expert, and two tiger cubs he’d brought with him. The first cub was too old to legally be handled by anyone but a professional. But, the other cub was still young enough that one could pay $20 for two people to enter it’s pen with a supervisor, and pet the little baby and take pictures.
So, guess what Mom and I did? XD
These are the pics I got on my cruddy camera. The majority of photos are on my Mother’s cell phone. We got to pet this baby, and it sat on both my and my Mother’s laps. We actually got a good pic on Mom’s cell of the baby on her lap, but it was far too squirmy while it was setting on me to get anything but an orange blur.
Still here are the pics I made it home with. Some of them are a little out of focus, but I did my best under the circumstances.))
((The first pic of this little furball As you can see, she was quite sleepy.))
((“Who the heck are you?” Mom lifts the head to get a good face pic. I’ve seen this expression on my own cats many a time, when their nap has been interrupted.))
((“Well, if you’re just gonna let my head rest on your hand, I guess it’s okay.”))
((“Okay, that’s enough with the flashy box!” This baby had so many pics taken of it that day…))
((“What is with you people?” ))
((“I mean, really, I’ve been at this all day. I just want a nap!” ))