The signs as things people told me that changed my life
Aries:"Failure does not shape you; the way you respond to failure shapes you."
Taurus:"It's not about what you look at; It's about what you see."
Gemini:"Your actions aren't you."
Cancer:"Confessing something you did wrong will cost something, but concealing it might cost everything."
Leo:"Words are fucking tsunamis but people splash them around like they're fucking puddles."
Virgo:"But without the dark, we'd never see the stars."
Libra:"Don't go searching for the perfect one, be the perfect one."
Scorpio:"Holding grudges is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die."
Sagittarius:"I was so focused on putting you back together that I didn't notice that you were ripping me apart and now my hands are cut and bloody but I'm not sure if it's from holding your broken fragments or mine."
Capricorn:"We all are going through hell, just at different levels and different devils."
Aquarius:"Stop drowning for people who wouldn't even get in the damn water for you."
Pisces:"Sometimes you just have to go through a lot of hell to get to heaven."
We all understand that, yes, Bro was an asshole. Go ahead and hate him if you want! But understand that BRO ASK BLOGS AND COSPLAYERS ARE NOT BRO. I was cosplaying Vriska and someone at comic con had said bad things about me just because of who I was cosplaying. DO NOT. PUT. DOWN. BRO. COSPLAYERS. FUCK. Just because you have a grudge against a character, doesn’t mean you should hate the cosplayer.
I always felt that was an underrated scene between them. I mean, its just a little thing but its indicative of a generally amiable relationship that stood out to me even very early on because it seemed surprisingly nice of her to do, given her general behavior. ‘cause Pearl can be kind of standoffish at times but if she really actively disliked him she wouldn’t really care about trying to comfort him, let alone remember he has a specific saying that would apply here.
and its all the more significant after “We Need to Talk”, considering how they used to interact. She likely still have some issues with him, old grudges, but she doesn’t hate him. Not anymore anyway.
Out of all the pjo characters, I ship Hades and Maria Di Angelo the hardest. Like, seriously, Hades stayed with her all those years and help raise the Angelo Babies and was literally going to have her stay in his palace and held a grudge of her death for 80+ years, also kept their children safe and wanted them to be great one day, to make sure her death wasn’t for nothing and won’t feel like he failed as a father to her children, cause he knows that’s all she wanted; even though she was dead, he still wanted her to be happy.
Shino actually sounds pretty sweet-hearted in a way. Konoha hiden showed a bit more of his inner thoughts, and he seems kind of insecure and sincere to me. Are there any headcanons or obscure information about Shino that you'd be willling to tell? I'm sorry if this question or topic has been brought up before - I just trust you more with characterizations and such then some others. I'd love your opinion.
Aww love, I’m honoured that you’d ask.
Tbh, for me, Shino has always felt like someone who’s introverted and guarded because he’s vulnerable at heart. My headcanon for his characterisation is that he feels like appearances are important (notice how often he scolds Kiba for unseemly behaviour), and people’s opinions genuinely bother him (remember his reaction to Naruto not recognising him?) to the point where he keeps worrying/holding a grudge over it.
He seems to act a little more uncaring and stoic than he really is to sort of guard his inner feelings of vulnerability. That could be why he covers up with clothing a lot too- it’s a manifestation of his inner feelings that want to protect himself from being exposed to others.
I also firmly believe Shino wants to prove himself to be someone who’s worth something (notice his databook wish that he wants to fight someone strong), and is concerned about behaving appropriately (”We mustn’t stand out in war.”) and acting according to the rules. He’s likely a bit of a perfectionist, and his desire to be strong may lead him to act harshly sometimes (ie snapping at Kiba, or what happened to his opponent’s arms during the chuunin exmas).
But, he really does care about his teammates. He may not show it a lot, or say it out loud much because that would just be exposing his vulnerable side to the world, but it’s there.
Ah, and tying into the idea that Shino wants to prove himself as someone who’s worth something, I think that’s partially why he became a teacher, too. Teachers are good role models that students look up to, admire, and aspire to be. They’re also sticklers for rules, and full of explanations. That ties into the side of Shino’s personality that’s such a we-must-behave-appropriately-perfectionist and the side of him that doesn’t like others ignoring him.
This got really long, my days, I apologise lol, I’m having a lot of Shino feelings thanks to the hiden tbh, gah. I hope that answered your question well on what I think of Shino though!