the artists were all assholes to each other, but mostly michelangelo vs literally everyone else
botticelli and leonardo were both apprenticed to the same dude
the pazzi conspiracy was a mess, but both leonardo and botticelli were inspired enough to make art about it. leonardo’s were little sketches alongside his notes, but botticelli’s was a full scale piece on a government building that had to be removed by pope alexander vi
there were so many fucking churches in florence, one per three hundred feet. and also 12% of women were nuns
Imagine you’re feeling out of it. Mikey sneaks into your place at night and has a big bag of things in it; food, some drinks, some things to toy around with. You eye him when he hands you some hair bands, a little smirk on his face. “Your favorite,” is all he said as he set them aside. After showing you everything he brought, he got up and went to put them where they belonged in your room. You looked at the hair bands and slid one on your wrist, then shoved your (h/l) hair into your hand, tying it into the hair tie in the laziest style you could. Your hair was still a bit ruffled and all over the place, but you could notice the little tuft of hair in the hair tie. Mikey came back out, saying something about a mission when he stopped short, staring at you. His stare went from your eyes to your tied up hair. You flushed a bit, and you felt a bit nervous. “What?” you asked.
“N-nothing, it’s just— I brought the hair ties over as a joke, ‘cause you haven’t used any in a while—”
“Do I look okay?” you asked.
Mikey stopped bantering, and his eyes softened, as well as his smile. “You always look good.”
Okay, check-list time. You got the cash, right? No personal cheques? Yes. Left a stack of flyers? Yes. Stuck business cards in all the wind-shields in the area? Yes! and yes to the next forty things you’re going to ask me!
.Dark Leo would be amazing, Raph, Don and Mikey would face the stress and fear of having their older brother and leader working for the Shredder. Raph’s anger and worry for Leo, Donnie’s frantic search for an antidote and poor Mikey upset about the whole scenario.Master Splinter grieving over another loss. And while I would watch the hell outta that scenario- I kinda hope it won’t be Leo as well. He’s been through a lot and equally his brothers have grown when he wasn’t leading them for that short period of time. I feel it would be a little too repetitive for him to be under Shredder’s control. Equally when he comes back to normal he’d feel like it was all his fault- again something we are used to.
This is what I want baby- and my reasons why? Sit back and read lovelies. We all know Raph’s temper and we all know he struggles to control it at times.
We also know the softer undertone to his personality. The best example I can give (Though you and I both know there are many)
- is at the farm house. While Leo was out and even after he did his best for everyone. He took care of Leo
-and kept Mikey and Donnie on their toes at the same time.
so while anger is essentially his fatal flaw, his brothers have always pulled him out of it. However, if he was to completely lose himself to that anger, fall victim to Shredder’s mind control, he’d be a force to reckon with. None of his brothers would want to fight him and yet he’d be so lost that he could potentially hurt one of them- it would be interesting to see the consequences after. He’s always been the raging protector, so to be the cause of their hurt would be very painful for him. We’ve seen a snippet of this when Mikey got hurt when he was “in charge”. Raph was so terrified at that moment that he froze.
I could be being too adventurous here…
Technically we’ve seen the brothers being controlled. (I’m gonna ignore ‘A Chinatown Ghost Story’ here.) In Parasitica, Leo, Raph and Donnie all were essentially (Obviously it’ll be more serious if Shredder’s involved) .
We didn’t see Mikey fall to this as he thankfully cured himself and minutes later his brothers.
Yes I went there, I said it. (Still want that Dark Raph though). It would be interesting though right? Rouge baby brother, a character so cheery suddenly unnaturally icy and filled with hate- or perhaps a happy yet twisted taunting figure. They could attempt some serious character development if this route is chosen. Why? Well Mikey is essentially the heart of the family, his attitude ironically keeps his elder brothers on their toes, he has a warm, close relationship with each of his bros, he’s most affectionate by far
and he is always (funnily enough) consistent and eternally optimistic. Sometimes he gets things and understands things better than others- helping them overcome hurt.
Other times he’s there to help out.
most of all he’s there to provide laughter, cheer and those ‘god my little brother’s annoying’ moments.
Even when times get tough you’ll find him goofing off and watching tv or something along those lines. Personally, I think this is to keep a sense of optimism and normalcy in the air….but what if this is ripped from the unsuspecting elder brothers? The entire family would be put under so much strain, knowing that the youngest is at the beck and call of Shredder (in close proximity of merciless people), knowing he’s being controlled, having to go through the day with no pranks or any disturbances. I think that would be something that they wouldn’t want to even dream of….
I’ll just go now and leave you with all your feels.
(But seriously Nick please please please please dark someone *cough possibly Raph cough* please please)
In honor of the finale and the new ep on Sunday and my Birthday today, wait what here’s a little piece I doodled then put more love into after watching Annihilation: Earth. I just thought of this song and how it fit, plus thought about what that first night would’ve been like for these guys; rather than get cozy in some beds, they pile together so they’re not apart.