Steve glances up over his book at
the sound of you entering the room. He
smiles. “Hey, doll.”
You stop dead. “You have got to be kidding me,” you mutter,
taking him in. He’s lounging back on the
bed in nothing but a pair of low riding sweats.
And as if that wasn’t bad enough, he was still growing out his
beard. And—God help you—he was wearing
Let’s be real for a second in terms of like where this show is headed with regards to my favorite character (surprise it’s Lance jk no one is surprised)
Recently this tweet happened:
And some people are taking this really well and other people… not so much. Which makes sense since all of us have been like #thirstin for something more for Lance and have been met with a lotta nothing, but I think this tweet is actually a good thing.
Basically: Lance will step up to the plate and he’ll become more of a leader and take on more responsibility but at the end of the day…
And when people ask for more about Lance in terms of his character, you don’t really hear much beyond this, which is exTRemEly frustrating but just hear me out.
It might not be this deep but I think it’d be cool if there’s a reason for the Voltron team being so adamant in the fact that “Lance is Lance.” And he will always be no matter what. This can go one of two ways.
1. Lance is Lance because he will always only be comic relief. 6 seasons of comic relief. That’s him. He’s Lance. A flirt. Cocky. Goofy. Sure he might have some moments like we’ve seen in S1 and S2 but for the most part he’s there to be the team goofball to make everyone laugh (or groan with frustration and annoyance)
Which is shitty and terrible and I will be so angry if this is what goes down but for now let’s move onto the MUCH BETTER option 2.
2. Lance does become a leader (maybe a co-leader? Right hand man? stays the Blue Paladin and just kinda steps up more? whatever) but no matter how tough things get, no matter how worn down the team is, no matter how hopeless the situation seems, Lance can still be Lance. And I don’t just mean he’s able to crack a joke at a tense time to lighten the mood, though that also is a part of it. I mean that he is able to keep a level head and calmly think things through even in chaotic or near impossible situations
That he is always concerned about the well-being of other and is willing to lay down his life for his friends (AKA PEOPLE HE JUST MET)
That he’s also not afraid to call out these friends when he thinks they are making a mistake (there seems to be a running theme with this one…..)
That he’s also appreciative of his friends and pays attention to their needs/wants and their strengths
And that he will always go down swinging
But maybe most importantly, and this is what I hope the Voltron team is trying to get at, Lance will never lose his joy and excitement and happy go-lucky demeanor. This is what makes him the Blue Paladin (and also why I think he would make a great Black Paladin but anyways….). He’s the glue of the team and this means more than just being the comic relief and making ill-timed jokes.
I really love the Lance that is able to start a weird space spore fight or wants to knit sweaters for Arusians. I love the Lance that enjoys doing a crazy dance while explaining their extremely dangerous plan to defeat Zarkon. I love the Lance that has fun coming up with wild ideas about what else could be locked up in Beta Traz. It’s not that he’s not taking his job as a Paladin seriously but rather that he is trying to take this crazy situation in stride as much as possible. We know that he can be worried, insecure, and lonely, but this never stops him from being who he is. He stumbles, loses confidence, regains it, and stands back up again ready to start swinging at the next asshole who decides to come for him and his friends.
Lance is adaptable just like water. He might come in different forms (serious, competitive, caring, homesick, flirtatious, etc) but at the end of the day it’s all of it is a part of who he is. He might need to get better at figuring out the appropriate timing of being leader Lance or flirty Lance, but it’s not like he has to lose the more immature part of him to become a more well-developed character.
So when people say “Lance will always be Lance,” I’m actually pretty fucking thankful. I’ve read some Langst where Lance becomes more “Keith-like” to cope with his insecurities which……. I’m conflicted about. I don’t think he needs to go as far as NOT be him in order for the team to learn to appreciate him more. So I think this affirmation from the staff that Lance will always be himself no matter what makes me believe that he will be what keeps the team together through the difficult and tumultuous times to come. That even despite his clear self-doubt he will be able to put the team and others first and maintain his role as the glue. That he will still manage to grow and change as a Paladin AND maintain the things that make him Lance.
There will be growing pains, of course, (I’m guessing a lot to do with Keith) but just because he’s insecure doesn’t make him weak. Lance doesn’t have to become more serious or stoic in order to be taken more seriously or be more “mature.” Then he wouldn’t be the Lance we know and love. He can withstand the challenges to come and develop as a character without sacrificing these integral parts of himself. He is capable of SO MUCH and I can’t wait for him to unlock the potential that was always there within him and makes him who he is.
Happy 20th Birthday to Keneti James “KJ” Fitzgerald Apa!~ I may have been guilty of constantly roasting Archie xD….but i still love Archie cos he’s still Betty and Jughead’s loyal bestfriend…..plus KJ is totally Archiekins with his adorkable and super boyish personality and he still have lots of growing up and maturing to do. He has the most infectious giggles and laughs with his entire being. His NZness and his constant usage of aye and bro and gnarly is totally endearing. Lili roasting him on twitter with weird videos of him is awesome haha….
pls remember that mishima became warped through years of emotional abuse in middle school from his classmates and then physical abuse in highschool, all that is what made him into such a sociopath but he managed to have a change of heart without the phantom thieves having to steal his heart, he did it all on his own he did what the phantom thieves originally wanted to accomplish, they gave him the courage to change himself and to stand up against what was wrong
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO OUR AMAZING LEADER, CHOI SEUNGCHEOL!
Our leader is extremely sexy
But also cute
He is talented at rapping, dancing and singing!
But beyond that he is also an extremely beautiful human being. He is always extremely kind and thoughtful of his fans, Carats, making sure everyone know how much he appreciates and loves Carats
And he is always so considerate of his members, taking care of all of them, being a playful hung but also a strong leader when he needs to be.
It must be very tough looking ager all these people, making sure that everyone is listened to and taken care of. After all, as a leader,Seungcheol is bound to taie the blame even for the mistake of other(not to say that the ones at fault won’t get any blame) because he will always be told ‘ well, you are the leader. Why did you let this happen). In fact, he would also have to be a villain sometimes and be strict for the well bing of his members.
However, aside from that he takes care of them, pays for them at times and makes sure the members can discuss things. He clearly loves his dongsaengs very, very much
No matter the age and no matter the country of origin, race or training period.
And even if there is a slight problem between him and a member (such as the awkwardness in during the 17 project between him and Woozi), he learnt ho to handle such situations and mediate them.
Seungcheol has had a lot of burden since debut and that just increased 12fold after he became Seventeen’s leader. Yet he stays as strong as he can and keeps leading the members, especially with the help of Woozi and Hoshi, the vocal team and performance teams, respectively.
And yet he, and the rest of seventeen, remain so humble!
Its amazing hoe he remained such a wonderful person from pre debut
But its also amazing how much he grew and how much he is still growing!
So happy birthday Seungcheol!
I hope he stays healthy and gets a time to relax, whether it is with the members and family.
I hope he knows how much we CARATS love and appreciate him and how we wonder what in the world did we do to be able to witness the growth, music and artistism of him and the members.
I hope he gets all the love and appreciation in the world because he truly deserves nothing but the best!
And of course, I hope that there are people who are helping him share the burden(which I believe there are).
Lets continue to love Seungcheol and show him that is is not him that can’t prove his love for us but us, because of how overwhelmed we are with love and admiration for him.
Here at La Huerta you’ll sure have the adventure of a lifetime! 🛣
A paradise where you and your friends might never see home again! 🏡
Run for your lives as Sabertooths and Colossal Crabs chase and eat you alive, unless you catch them first for supper! 🐯🦀🍽
Hop in line and go jet skiing in the water with an actual beast that’s going to kill you, name’s Cetus, a sea monster that looks like a disco stick and probably the reincarnation of Azura. 🌊🚤🦈🙊⚡️
Get close and personal with these half-naked plant people called the Vaanti who you really dont give a shit about until you meet this adorable young boy named Taari and soon realize that their prince Varyyn is probably your BFF’s special someone. 👦👑👨❤️👨
Feeling bold? Collect all idols and get a realistic view of your friends’ horrible and painful demise! ☠️⚰️
Beat the boss Rourke! the bane of your existence but that doesn’t guarantee that you and your friends gonna escape death and leave the island! Thats part of the fun! 👨🏼🌄💀
At La Huerta, each ride is guarantee to leave you petrified! 🛶🗺
But hey! It’s still okay, cause you can poly smashing all the way! 👩❤️💋👩💖💏💖👨❤️💋👨
So what are you waiting for? Fly to La Huerta now and experience the Fate in your Stars and we will welcome you with open arms! ✈️🗾🌌