I love my gremlin daughter, Pidge. She is unapologetic in her disdain for everything that makes her uncomfortable (14 y.o. still know how cooties work) and so unapologetic with her special interests! I can see her being happy for Keith and Lance, Shay and Hunk, Shiro and Allura/Matt and showing her pride by making snide comments. Like, I get why people are irritated that her fic portrayal is showing only her disgust, but she grew up with Matt. A male who makes off comments about peas. She’s gonna be disgusted by everything cause I bet you he teased her about EVERYTHING. (That’s what big siblings do.) So, she complains about Klance flirting being “gross” as a compliment, much like she tells her parents when they’re kissing in the kitchen.
so Allura is obviously a creative intelligent young lady who loves her teammates right? and sees Pidge as a little sister?
pidge takes allura up on that offer for girl talk once in a blu moon. when she feels really dysphoric she goes to allura.
allura, the Princess turned Paladin, who is the absolute embodiment of feminity and light and is Ultra High Femme. at first it’s bc pidge is hoping that Femmeness will rub off on her, but Allura is like ??? ur a girl. a techy little gremlin of a girl, but a girl no matter what u wear.
allura’s not gonna Shut Pidge Down tho. pidge wants to look more femme? ok. allura’s gonna help pidge look more Femme. Allura, who fiddles and makes “"silly”“ little things with the castle’s low-capability 3D printer (good for clothes and little toys but not QUITE precise enough for making castle parts/magical tool creation), Allura starts making silly little hair ornaments for pidge, similar to Allura’s comm earrings
little intricate hair pieces, sparkling like emeralds and serving as little emp (qmp? quintessential magnetic pulse? idk) bombs. hair pins that double as multi-tools, aligning perfectly under pidge’s helmet.
Pidge in turn helps Allura w/ her prosthetics - fine tuning them, upkeep, any aesthetic stuff
and basically Pidge learning Altean also means that Allura has someone other than her 50-odd year old advisor to speak with in her mother tongue (tho pidge’s accent is hilarious)
Christmas movies that aren't really Christmas movies!
Die Hard 1-2, Ghostbusters 2, The Shining, Gremlins, Rent, Reindeer Games, Edward Scissorhands, Harry Potter series, Trading Places, Home Alone 1-2, Lethal Weapon, , Catch Me If You Can, Mean Girls, Rocky IV, In Bruges, and Batman Returns! Merry Christmas!!