AU where everything is the same but Justice Strauss and Jacqueline are partners (girlfriends) so Justice Strauss follows Jacqueline around, trying to help the Baudelaires however she can though she’s kind of naive and helpless lol.
I had to force this femship SO HARD, like they interacted only once, but I can do whatever I want! Posting this is a special shout out to @ladynoblesong who supported my wild headcanons I created for them and whom I promised to try to draw more of them for~
I recently came across @melle-d’s amazing Mythtale and I am already in love with this AU! Seeing the characters as different mythical creatures is so cool and the artwork is just stunning. I can’t wait to see more of this work and maybe even drawing some more for this AU! But for now here’s a small doodle I did with Swap Sans and Papyrus.
I'm sad you finished the Bokuroo week, you draw them so rarely now and I just miss my boys so much
anon please don’t try to guilt trip me into drawing more bokuro that’s kinda very rude I realize no one really reads tags so I’m gonna just say it here again - as I mentioned before, this period is really damn busy for me because for whatever reason all my fandoms and ships have decided to hold their ship weeks all together in the span of 20 days and I’m a sucker for this kind of events which means I wanna participate in everything and end up being unable to put actual effort in everything else for a while
THAT SAID how productive I am with a specific ship depends a lot on how much they’re appearing in the main story (currently in the bokuros’ case it’s a very pretty round zero), how responsive/respectful the fandom is when I do post about them (the bokuro fandom is amazing!!! Everyone around it that still keeps on trying to make it about other ships and turn my art into something it’s not supposed to be, not so much) and how much content for said ship I can consume through the fandom/how easily accessible it is (there’s very little content for bokuro in general and try and look for stuff in the tags it’s all about other ships/ot3s or ot4s/unrequited or past-relationship/tagged-but-only-as-brotp)
I really, really, really love that ship a whole damn lot still, trust me, but when I have so little inspiration coming from anything that could give it to me and at the same time I got other ships making me super creative, I’m naturally bound to produce less for it. I’m not abandoning it, I’m just asking you to be patient when my creativity doesn’t happen to be focused on them for a while
Wow what a shit year! Not for anime, I mean, it was okay at
worst. I think we’re definitely at the upward slope of the anime renaissance
now, but still at the very start of it. It’s hard to think about that when most
of what comes out (and is somehow popular) is just…the most generic shit. Well,
I did the work for you. I weeded and trudged through some of the worst anime
around and even some of my shit favorites to bring you the actual good, worth
watching anime of the year.
Yeah, not everything you saw or want to see on this list is
here, but you can check my foreword from last week that explains all that
garbage. Links to each anime’s respective review will be on the titles (and
added for those that just finished). Know that this list is pretty fluid. From 8
or 7 up, it’s all very much I loved them, but the higher up, the more I recommend
anyone watch them.
Madoka was cool. I finally watched it this year and I was
just as blown away by the psychological aspects as I expected to be. It just
lacked that extra bite it needed to really scare my pants off. MGRP however,
did indeed take a few years off of my life. I’m really in ruins right now since
I can grab you by the shoulders and tell you now: you’ll like a lot of these
characters and their thought out designs and personalities, but don’t get
attached, cus ALMOST ALL OF THEM DIE.
I have to put MGRP on this list because aside from its fun
and original designs, awesome interactions, cool-ass premise and execution
(sometimes literally), it had some amazing rewatch value. I watched this anime
three times, which is a lot to do in one year. I just had to watch people’s reactions
and seeing stuff hidden in the background and revisiting some foreshadowing was
so much fun. Definitely worth a watch and I’ll cover more about it in my
Regrets, like I have over not putting Kekkai Sensen into
last year’s list, are the main theme of Orange. Buried under the shoujo themes
of romance, high school, and angst, lies the actual regret: letting a friend
kill himself. The main story unfolds itself very slowly as the group of friends
discover that is what they must prevent, but it’s done in a realistic way. The
signs of depression and suicide are so jokingly cast aside; it’s no wonder
people miss it before it’s too late.
The climax of this story was heart-pounding and
gut-wrenching. You find yourself rooting so hard for there to be success, to
save someone who may not want to be saved, but must be saved. It might also
make you pay closer attention to those around you. It’s an important anime to
watch. If you do want one with a little less romantic emphasis though, I recommend
you see Colorful instead (or also!).
I need to marry someone who can cook. It doesn’t have to be
a five-star chef, though I wouldn’t complain if it were the case, but Sweetness
and Lightning reignited my need to be fed well. The show is about how food
brings family and friends together. Aside from the great character
interactions, well written children characters, and for god’s sake, the
beautiful, perfect looking food, this anime was so pure in the amount of love
put into it.
The food tops even some shown in Shokugaki no Soma, purely
cus it’s doable for someone with a low skill level (like me), the meals are
made for picky eaters (like me), and there’s not a ridiculously emphasis put on
the orgasmic nature of food. That’s a thing that Shokugeki no Soma and even
Koufuku Graffiti used stylistically in a comedic manner, but it doesn’t fit in
Sweetness and Lightning for good reason. This show is accessible in that way,
making it easier to show to someone who might want to try anime, but doesn’t
want all the sexy fanservice.
Kick-ass and Metal come to mind when
Drifters is mentioned. I love Kohta Hirano’s previous work, Hellsing, a lot. It
was a massive gore and blood fest with a sprinkling of comedy in the mix. This
is a war and gore fest with a, not a sprinkling of comedy, but more like Hirano
accidentally knocked the bottle of comedy over when he was checking on the oven
directly into said mix. It’s really funny, but also really awesome. I have a
lot to say about it in my review, but I think a dog fight with dragons involved
kind of state my case for me. Also Elves, Dwarves and other Tolkien demihumans
and monsters abound. It’s fun.
The animation is also gorgeous,
especially that stylized, graphic novel looking opening theme with the rock
anthem “Gospel of the Throttle” making you “NA NA NA NA NA NA” along with the
characters every opening. It’s an excellent show to watch with friends or get
yourself pumped. Returning sometime next year!
How can something be so trope-y, yet so damn enjoyable?
Kuromukuro isn’t an original concept, but is done in an original way. The
samurai trapped in a machine for 500 years is the new exchange student. The
reluctant heroine needs to board the mecha to fight the alien threat. The
school festival has been compromised by an alien mecha entering the atmosphere.
This anime is funny, but it’s also emotional and holds a much wider scope than
I ever could have expected. P.A. Works has been putting out some good
contenders in the last few years, and with their lovely art style and
well-balanced budget, they were able to pull off this massive mech story in an
engaging and entertaining way.
I applaud the cast for one of the best ensembles on this
list, bringing forth some of the best and most memorable character chemistry of
the season, and some hilarious situational humor. I also cried a little near
the end, but honestly, a lot of anime on this list did that to me this year.
Shonen anime is such a delight now,
always a favorite of mine as a kid, but not as firmly as now. I love the
underdogs; I love the over the top villains; I love the powers, the fights, and
the yelling to infinity. It’s just so exciting and blood pumping, and MHA made
it so refreshing with such an interesting spin. These characters are children,
inexperienced, with quirks that may or may not be useful. I love Deku because
his anxieties and general feelings of being less than everyone else not only
make it exciting to see him overcome them, but to use them to keep his head and
ego from getting over inflated like some shonen protagonists. Bakugo is such a
good foil to him, showing where this could be a major weakness to a shonen
Also it’s coming back with THE
TOURNAMENT ARC, and if you’re like me and haven’t started the manga yet, DO IT!
You won’t regret it! I’m more than excited to see more of this awesome anime in
This anime, wow this anime. I’m so upset not more people are
talking about it, but have you seen this delight for the senses? I’m looking
forward to reviewing it now just because my jaw is still kinda on the floor.
Beautiful animation, a crazy cool style, and some of the best nonsense in
magical-girl but not really fight scenes I’ve seen in a while. This anime
reminds me of something, but I can’t quite put my thumb on it. I do know it’s
like an amalgamation of my editor’s anime “TYPE” so you’ll see more about that
in the review.
But good lord did I love the heart of this show. The pure
romance, the exciting battles, the trippy psychological horror. Let me just
say, that one episode (the Maria Watches Over Us “GOKIGENYO”), probably has
scarred me for life, but I love it. It’s just so different and good. It
deserves a watch, just for how delighted your eyes will be.
I love a story that can get you
emotionally invested and cheering for or yelling at the character who you don’t
have any control over. Erased was paced beautifully (though some might disagree
due to the slight differences in adaptation), and its animation only made every
silent, tender moment more enjoyable to look at before the lighting and mood
would change and the feeling of bloodlust would stain the air. That’s how you
I’m a little annoyed because
apparently some other people were reading some character motivations
“differently,” (looking at you crunchyroll), but I think it’s safe to say this
doesn’t cross the line into romance, at all, and stays a thriller about growing
up in a life-threatening situation.
I love the theatre, and I love comedy and storytelling. This
anime manages to hit both of these points while showcasing some of the best
animation I’ve ever seen. On top of the animation, there’s good directing, and
supporting that is a great soundtrack. The story is vast and covers several
characters’ lives over several decades surrounding World War 2.
The rakugo, though, is what makes the story. It’s not the
first anime to touch on this topic, but it’s the first to do so in such an
interesting way. It was very refreshing compared to a lot of titles on this
list (though many of them are refreshing ideas!) with its originality. It’s
heartfelt, it’s serious, it’s funny, but it also makes me want to cry. If it
weren’t for the top spot being so hype as hell and generally a weekly freak-out
among me and my friends, this would have been number one.
1. Mob Psycho 100
What can I say about Mob Psycho that hasn’t already been said? Its opening is
gold, its animation is unique and interesting, its writing, directing, and
characters are all praise-worthy. It is just hands down the best anime of the
year. You may be thinking, “but Mitsu, One Punch Man was number one LAST YEAR.
Isn’t Mob a little overhyped?”
No. Sit down and shut up. One is probably one of the best
writers on the scene right now and is doing a lot better at writing genuinely
empathetic characters and commentary on modern anime genres and tropes than
most of the big budget barf fests. I think the “overhyped” talk is nonsense
when it comes to mob. It genuinely does some interesting and groundbreaking
work. That’s why it’s not only on this list, but number one. It never moved an
inch since I decided it should be on the list.
Everything I’ve said has BEEN said by several really good
reviewers and critics out there and you should definitely check out what they
have to say about it too, because honestly, they’re a lot better than I am. I
like Mob Psycho, I like One Punch Man, but I like Mob more. I’m so delighted
that One Punch Man will be returning shortly and I only wish for Mob to also
share the spotlight, as it deserves.
I've been hearing a bit about this Danger and Eggs show. How is it?
- great writing, never feels like they didn’t think an episode through
- great characters/interactions! the bond between dd and phillip is tight and i love them
- excellent themes and messages. dae is the first cartoon show to be headed by a trans person, with a lot of lgbt on staff i believe
- the colors can be a little too bright, especially noticeable on danger’s hair (the most saturated cyan you’ve ever seen)
- it’s fast-paced most of the time, akin to early adventure time or star vs, where it feels like you need a breather every now and then. but some episodes do have good pacing so this is a nitpick
overall, danger and eggs is a wonderful, heartfelt show that deserves a lot of support and recognition! it directly addresses social topics like gender and sexual identity and doesn’t take any missteps in the wrong direction
And i’m lost, and i’m lost, and i’m lost in your eyes…
It suppoused to be part of @shalluraweek, a piece for
july 6- day five: lost ; found, but i never did it in time…
Aaaanyway, i enjoy this piece way too much to not to post it :З And i enjoy shallura itself way too much to give up on them just ‘cause some antis says it’s “phedofilic”, while Shiro used to be refered to as “teenager” as well. (short opinion about the hate within vld fandom under the cut)
Rules: You can find past weekly rec lists here, and non-list recs in my general fic rec tag. This is stuff I like, and I have a huge bias toward Lance, hurt/comfort, and general fluff, in that order. Gen unless otherwise noted. Please comment on the fics if you read and enjoy them!
Secret of the Blood by exclamation Words: 30,685 (WIP 13/?) Author’s Summary: AU version of season 2. When Keith and Shiro were thrown from the wormhole, they crashed by the Blade of Marmora headquarters and were captured. When the Blade reveal the secret of Keith’s heritage, Keith must decide if he can trust these people… and if he can trust himself.
My Comments: Really well-written canon-divergence AU. I love all the things that change because Keith meets the Blade of Marmora before he and Shiro can warm up to the idea of there being good Galra out there through Ulaz. It makes a HUGE difference, for them and for everyone else as well, and I love the way the idea is being explored.
The Color Of Our Planet From Far Far Away by LonelyGirlInSpace Words:
13,942 (WIP 3/?) Author’s Summary: A story in which Lance and the team has a lot of difficulties, because they don’t sleep and sometimes make poor choices as a result and others are forced to suffer more than they deserve due to those poor choices. Or Lance gets hurt because the team didn’t listen and everyone desperately wants to fix it. My Comments: Lance is a little too perfect and the rest of the team is a little too mean for my tastes, at least in the first chapter, but this is a well-written and poignant hurt/comfort fic, and it’s gen, and the third chapter almost made me cry, and I’m very, very hooked. Can’t wait for more.
with quiet words I’ll lead you in by strikinglight for goukyorin (sashimisusie) Words:
Author’s Summary: “You were screaming,” Keith tells him. “I heard you through the wall. ”That wall, Lance wants to point out, is supposed to be soundproof. It shouldn’t let you hear anything, no matter how hard you listen. What he says instead is “I can’t breathe.” “Take it slow.” Keith’s voice is steady, but as Lance’s eyes struggle to focus his face is a blur. The image goes shaky and then comes clear, shaky then clear, like looking into water. “Pretend it’s low tide. Tell me about the ocean again.” My Comments: Klance, but reads platonic to me. Really lovely hurt/comfort fic about kids caught in a war far, far away from home.
Disappear Completely by Bandity Words:
Lance knew something was wrong with him. He thought it would pass on its own eventually, but as time went on, and the pain continued, he realized that something inside of him must be very broken.
My Comments: Possibly my favorite fic this week. So far I’ve read it three times. Lance’s trauma is so awful and visceral, and the aftermath is realistic and carefully handled. There are no easy solutions, but things do get better, and everyone is doing their best to help.
Space Mall Take 2 by CondensationOnGlass Words:
Author’s Summary: Shiro won’t stand for the Paladins looking like no-good troublemakers. And with the Galra Empire so spread out and with such a gripping hold, they may need more than what they have. And for some reason the mall seems like the place to get it. And it seems like a great place to have more trouble pop up. Aka: Where Shiro has to play the big brother and apologize for the others making a great big damn mess, and nearly has another one on his hands for picking today of all days to do it. My Comments: Equal parts comedy and hurt/comfort, and a joy to read throughout. Poor Lance.
Nomenclature by Awkwardly_social Words:
It took almost five months to find Lance after the wormhole. And when they finally do, they’re stuck on the planet until the castle can come get them. Lance takes the opportunity to teach the team a little about the planet and a little bit about himself along the way.
My Comments: Lance has had a rough time, and the gradual way the others find out is really well-handled. Plus the worldbuilding is just really neat. Also read the sequel for some great aftermath and Lance with PTSD.
It Is Enough by nadagio Words:
Nowhere near close to finding Shiro and uncertain what he should do now, Lance spends some quiet time with the Blue Lion.
My Comments: Really sweet fic with Blue helping Lance deal with his grief and figure out what to do next.
mostly void, partially stars by dakhtar Words:
9,403 (WIP 3/?) Author’s Summary: “Werewolves can’t be astronauts,” Derek’s annoying voice had grumped. “Werewolves can’t be pilots. Werewolves can’t be fighter jet pilots, Lance, for God’s sake, Werewolves can’t pilot giant space robot cats that join together to become a giant space robot man and fight an evil purple bat-cat empire!” Well, he hadn’t said that last part, but Derek totally would’ve. (Alt title: seawolf) My Comments: Teen Wolf crossover, but I haven’t seen a single episode of that show and I’m enjoying this fic very much. The worldbuilding is really cool, and I love this take on Lance and the relationships he wants and needs and is trying to build.
Going Up! by Olive_theCat Words:
2,373 (WIP 1/?) Author’s Summary: When Sendak is chosen over Shiro to pilot the main engine test of the new Kerberos shuttle, he’s got to take up an offer that Matt gives him: To be a camp counselor at the Galaxy Garrison summer program!Of course, herding five super-smart teenagers through some simulated astronaut training can’t be all that bad, right? What could go wrong? Well, with the help of a malfunctioning little robot named Beezer towards the end of the summer…It turns out a lot can.SpaceCamp AU (movie and real life), constructive critisism is welcome! My Comments: Space Camp was one of those movies I watched over and over as a kid, and I can’t wait to see what my favorite space kids do in that setting. The author is having a lot of fun with it, and I am too.
Trust Fall by Pidgeon_Online Words:
Author’s Summary: Pidge usually dealt with her issues on her own. No one needed to be bothered with her problems when she could easily deal with them herself. Especially when it came to this. There was no way she would ask anyone for help with this. Because she was fine. She didn’t need help.or Pidge definitely needs help before her body turns completely against her. My Comments: Poor Pidge, but I wish I had a whole team of adorable boys trying to help when I felt like this, so also not poor Pidge at all, I am jealous.
Uninvited Guest by YukiSkyes
Author’s Summary: The most interesting stories about Glasycus Mountain, said to be the gateway between Earth and the Abyss, were the ones about the black dragon that guards it. There was no end to the people stupid enough to try to find Shiro and Keith would do anything to protect him and help hide his existence. One evening, Keith comes home to someone already inside. My Comments: This is the first of a series of nine stories so far, with the paladins in a fantasy AU, some of them not human anymore. It’s really fun, a lot of great worldbuilding, and some great character interactions. I’m really enjoying it, and I subscribed to the series.
The Once and Future Snore by hufflepirate Words:
Author’s Summary: Allura and Coran think about the past. Coran can’t figure out how to tell Shiro he’s as welcome to affection as all the younger paladins. Everybody ends up in the same nap pile anyway. (Note: Everybody (on the main team) is in this, but I only individually tagged the people who do something besides trap Coran in the middle of a nap pile while he’s too asleep to know how they got there.) My Comments: Absolutely ADORABLE cuddle puddle fic focused around Coran. And can I note how wonderful it is that cuddle puddle fic is practically a genre in this fandom? Because it is.
The Home You Make by rednight16 for psyraah Words:
Sometimes the ones that end up close to you are the people that you least expect.
My Comments: It’s so wonderful for Shiro to have friends who he is not responsible for, who can just talk to him as adults and have conversations that don’t have anything to do with saving the world. Yet another reason I would have been happy to have Thace and Ulaz stick around on the show.
shades of blue by behestha Words:
Author’s Summary: Eventually, Shiro’s scales reach a tipping point. OR the one where Shiro has a panic attack and Lance gently helps him. My Comments: I love these two supporting each other in any situation, and this is lovely. Hinted Shance at the end, but reads as gen to me.
Trap by macShitFuck Words:
Author’s Summary: Alt title: Hell or High Water You don’t consider the amount of pain and panic an animal must go through when they’re caught in a leghold trap until you’re in one yourself. My Comments: Oh man, Hunk whump. This is brutal, but I love how he tries to calm Lance down even while he’s in horrible pain.
Turnabout is Fair Play by CondensationOnGlass for taylor_tut Words:
7,623 (WIP 2/?) Author’s Summary: Iconic pranks, blistering fevers, and fair play.Or, where some of the Paladins pull a joke and then get slammed with guilt about 8 hours later, and for others it is much more immediate.Based off a tumblr post by @taylor-tut. Might change the title. Multichapter, and in progress. I’m slow to update. My Comments: Probably my second favorite fic on this list, and yes, I read what’s available twice already. It’s a very indulgent kind of hurt/comfort that I adore, and I can’t wait for more. The prank the others pull on Lance really was harmless and cute more than anything, but he just happened to be in the middle of developing a terrifying and dangerous fever, so yeah. There’s some guilt there, poor babies.
Swallow the Sun by valkyriered Words:
Shiro has a panic attack. Kolivan tells him a story. Very background Shiro/Ulaz.
My Comments: The worldbuilding here is freaking GORGEOUS, holy smokes. Just read it.
Defying the Odds by Mists Words:
13,562 (4/?) Author’s Summary:
*Voltron Season 3 AU* Also known as: The Continuing Adventures of Space Dad Cat! Let’s just say, a certain cockpit is not quite as empty as the paladins believe… “Highly improbable. Especially for this reality,” he haughtily said with a self important air. “The odds of which being: one trillion, seven billion, eight hundred thousand, point three, two, eight, five-” SLAV! New chapter now up! The Voltron Paladins play “Dungeons and Dragons!” Poor Hunk tries to save his campaign from Lance and Pidge. While Keith and Shiro are helplessly along for the ride. Let the craziness begin! Deep character exploration. Friendship, Humor, Team as family!
My Comments: Crack alert! This story is super fun, and I’m not just saying that because the most recent chapter has the kids playing DnD with Lance as a bard and Pidge as a rogue, nope, not at all.
The Pizza One by taylor_tut Words:
Like four people requested an AU where Lance is a pizza delivery man and delivers a pizza to the other paladins (modern, college AU) while running a very high fever. They make sure he gets taken care of.
My Comments: This author just uploaded a whole CATALOGUE of Lance sickfics, so yeah, definitely check the author profile if you’re in the mood for a whole bunch of short fics featuring Lance injured, sick, feverish, or otherwise in need of care. I certainly enjoyed reading through the whole bunch. Picking this one out as my favorite for the way the others take in lonely, sick Lance who is just working way too hard and needs someone to look out for him. I love it.
Senmō by TheOtakuWithHazelEyes Words:
Author’s Summary: While under the effects of an alien fever, Shiro dreams of another time when he was sick. Confused and ill, he cries out for the only person he thinks can aid him- his mother. (A moment of Shiro bonding with the paladins stemming from him being sick, and a look into his thoughts.) My Comments: Really sweet hurt/comfort for Shiro, and some backstory that is poignant and lovely.
Day at the Beach by JackieNeedsMoreSleep Words:
The team takes the day off to go to the beach but Pidge has to deal with Lance and some other asshole’s shit.
My Comments: Really cute, fun teamfic.
Intrinsic by buttered_onions Words:
The first time Shiro felt the Force.
My Comments: Miss Onions just writes the BEST AUs, gah. This is full of powerful moments. I’m so proud of wee Padawan Shiro.
Lost in the Fog by oldmythologies for melonbug Words:
Each one of them gives him something on his way back to them.
My Comments: Great take on what happened to Shiro in the S2 finale and how the others get him back.
Allura’s Twelve by windscryer Words:
The Paladins learn that while there are a great many differences between Earth and Altean culture, movie genres are not one of them. Some things are just universal.
My Comments: Cute, fluffy teamy goodness. Just a pleasure to read.
Part of the Team by wingedflower Words:
After a training session gone terribly wrong, Lance finally reaches his breaking point. Luckily, Coran knows exactly what to say.
My Comments: I just really really really love downhearted Lance and supportive Coran, gah, just give me all of it, just pour it over me, it’s SO GOOD.
Sweets at 7am by JackieNeedsMoreSleep Words:
Keith walks into the kitchen to find his friends baking.
My Comments: Really cute, fluffy teamfic.
Emergency Lessons by Kalira Words:
Pidge, Lance, and Keith land in several ‘emergencies’ and pull each other through them.
My Comments: Really lovely teamfic with a trio you don’t usually see put together. The second chapter was my favorite, but it’s all absolutely delightful.
Five Times: Keith and the Dads of Marmora by EdgarAllenPoet Words:
Author’s Summary: [Bonus, one time it literally saved his life and he really didn’t have a choice but to roll with it]. So actually, this is a 'seven times’ fic, but that doesn’t quite have the same ring to it.“ 'If you want to rest more, I will stay. You are safe.’ Keith wondered quietly how the person talking to him now was possibly the same leader he’d met at the Blade of Marmora.” My Comments: I LOVE THIS SO MUCH. Parts are funny and parts are poignant, but it’s all good start to finish. Favorite line: “Antok, listen. Listen, Antok. They are toddlers.”
and yet by achieving elysium (Ogygia) Words:
Author’s Summary: After the Castle of Lions is reclaimed from Sendak, Coran finds himself left alone to his thoughts— guilt and sorrow for children who do not belong in a war. written for voltron angst week on tumblr | day one: smile My Comments: Oh man, Coran angst always gets me in the throat. Really good stuff.
7 Times They Noticed by the_unoriginal_fox Words:
5,549 (WIP 5/7) Author’s Summary: Lance was alright. He was happy. He was fine. Except when he wasn’t.“Listen. Are you alright?” “Uh…are you alright?” “Are you okay buddy?” “Are…are you in good health, paladin?“ Are…are you okay, paladin?” “Hey. You okay?"His team mates, his second family - they noticed. My Comments: It’s a genfic with Lance being supported by his entire team. I love it.
The Great Escape by Eastofthemoon Words:
Keith did not like being cold, but he hated being chased by the Galra even more.
My Comments: The latest installment in one of my favorite Voltron fanfic series. Read it all if you haven’t before.
Why isn’t anyone talking about the sibling interaction we got? Could the fandom stop being toxic for two seconds and enjoy the good things we got? Forget Johnlock and Sherlolly and let’s focus on these adorable babies.
First of all, can you believe how good of a brother Mycroft is? Can you believe he did so much for his younger siblings? He took everything upon himself to protect Sherlock and Eurus. He might not have always taken the right course of action, but he tried. He lied to be kind. Did you see the fondness in his eyes when the home videos came up during his movie at the beginning? He sent those presents to Eurus. He obviously still cared. And how he tried to make it easier for Sherlock to shoot him… That was the sweetest thing. It shows how he would do anything for his little brother. Most people would try to give reasons why they should be the one to live, but Mycroft straight up offered himself. Owned that if someone had to die it had to be him. He is a wonderful big brother.
Sherlock, there at the end? How he cared for Eurus? Did you hear the empathy in his voice? Did you see him desperately try to reach out to his little sister? Even after all she put him through, after all she did, she’s still his sister, and he still cares for her. He couldn’t shoot Mycroft. He was more willing to kill himself than his brother or best friend. You can see through the whole episode how he cared about them so much. “Look after him. He’s not nearly as strong as he thinks he is.” Sherlock Holmes is not a machine.
And Eurus. There isn’t a lot you can say for her. She did some pretty messed up things. But…She wanted love. That was her goal. She definitely had a psychopathic way of trying to get it, but that’s what she wanted. She wanted attention. Everything she did was a hurt child crying for someone to notice her. She might not be sibling of the year, but there definitely is more to her than meets the eye, and I can’t wait to know more about her.
In the end, this episode was great, as far as character interaction and the way the actors portrayed it. You can say what you want about the plot or nitpick at little details, but I think that this episode was wonderful, because it showed so much of who these people actually are.
I’m re-watching The Mummy and honestly, it is one of the best movies out there. The setting and the mythological background are so beautiful and amazingly interwoven. The characters are great, their interactions are brilliant, no one is a total dick, they can be nice to each other, even though they are contrahents and they can tease each other mercilessly even though they love each other. The whole sibling relationship between Evelyn and Jonathan is one highlight. Evelyn is definitely the hero of the story and whenever anyone makes a sexist remark, he gets punished. The movie really loves to be cruel to people who underestimate her. Actually the movie always rewards kindness and helping others and punishess ruthlessness. Knowledge and wit trump weapons and physical power. It’s petty and naive, but watching it is so damn satisfying in a way. The action scenes are good. Then the interwoven jokes. That movie is funny and entertains. And it aged so well. It doesn’t feel like a movie that is 20 years old.
After watching S3 I feel like there's hints leading to Kallura. Or I might just be a die hard fan reading too much between the lines lol. I'd love to elaborate but I'm not sure if you watched S3 yet. Cheers.
I don’t think you’re the only one! This season has some great character interactions for all the ships and Kallura was no exception. I would love to hear what everyone’s favorite Kallura moments were from S3, so send them my way!
Mine was definitely Keith finding Allura after they return from the alternate universe –there was a gentleness in him in this scene that was really beautiful to watch.