You know what I love most about Ruby and Sapphire?
I love how mutual their love is.
Like, they could have just had Ruby freak out over Sapphire more or vice versa and kinda show a bit of an unbalanced love situation that I have seen a lot with other media. Now, it seems as though Ruby freaked out a bit more then Sapphire did but hear me out. In ‘Stronger Than You’, it is heavily implied that Ruby is the ‘fury’ and Sapphire is the ‘patience’, also couple with the fact that Rubies are the stone of emotions, it’s understandable that Ruby wears her heart on her sleeve.
But in Sapphires own way, she was just as frantic as Ruby was.
First thing she did when she regenerates? Probably started singing so Ruby could hear her.
When Steven comes and lets her out and she hears Ruby’s voice? Grabs Stevens hand and urging him to ‘Come on!’ and then taking off as fast as she can towards where she ‘sees Ruby.
She kinda even jostles Steven a bit. And she’s the first one to yell out the others name when they see eachother and she also hugs with just as much force as Ruby does.
And when Ruby checks her over and asks her if they ‘hurt her’? Quickly assures her that shes fine but what about herself?
I dunno, just the fact that they both love eachother so deeply and so mutually really makes me happy
“Do you think, because I am poor, obscure, plain, and little, I am soulless and heartless? You think wrong! — I have as much soul as you — and full as much heart! And if God had gifted me with some beauty and much wealth, I should have made it as hard for you to leave me, as it is now for me to leave you.”
We’ve always defined ourselves by the ability to overcome the impossible. And we count these moments. These moments when we dare to aim higher, to break barriers, to reach for the stars, to make the unknown known. We count these moments as our proudest achievements. But we lost all that. Or perhaps we’ve just forgotten that we are still pioneers. And we’ve barely begun. And that our greatest accomplishments cannot be behind us, because our destiny lies above us.
…when non-Asian people adopt Asian cultures they’re seen as “well-traveled” and hipstery and innovative; when Asians accept and perform their own cultures, they’re often mocked for not being able to assimilate.
Page: “The director of Free!,
Hiroko Utsumi, commented that, if you left Rin alone, he would be
isolated without anyone, so there needed to be a character — more like a
conversation partner — who would draw him out. The character who had
been born out of this need was Aiichiro. Aiichiro’s role was to draw out
Rin’s heart. Because Rin could understand parts of Aiichiro that were
like himself, he felt like talking to him.“
As @carmillaseries is soon coming to an end, I thought I’d share a little story about fandom experiences and some truly outstanding (warning: Sarcasm) fanart. I want spread some positivity around, so we’re not all sad about a great series ending!
So, story time:
Let’s take it back a couple years, to September of 2014. Carmilla was brand new, a baby fandom with only a few people pottering around. I find the show early thanks to a friend. Upon finding the awesome being that was @kbearluna (Our wonderful Lafontaine), I struck up conversation on twitter. Why wouldn’t I!? Kaitlyn is awesome in every meaning of the word!
It was great, we batted back and forward, and a few jokes later, I created what was deemed the ‘Original Laferry Fanart’:
It was terrible, but it was beautiful and appointed Kaitlyn Laferry’s fully fledged captain. If I remember correctly, they shared it on Tumblr and the reaction was insane - I couldn’t believe the love the fandom had!
Fast fortward a few months later to the London Creampuff Meetup on November 24th 2014. It was a cold, unforgiving day, but despite that it was undoubtedly one of the best of my short life.
And the shitty Laferry fanart was still around:
Of course, I took it with me. Kaitlyn signed it with a fitting ‘YAAASSSS’ and their signature - quickly scrawled due to the cold, but fitting with the overall ‘aesthetic’ of the piece. The meetup itself was amazing, I met so many people, including the irreplaceable @carmilla-feels-hq. It was fandom love at it’s finest.
Carmilla’s popularity grew. It outgrew me, you could say, but I don’t mind. I experienced so much love and acceptance and support (Special shoutout to @hotladypants here for being especially awesome on the support side of things) and I’ve watched this fandom grow into something spectacular and crazy and beautifully weird!
You don’t get funny little stories like mine in movie and TV fandoms - it’s impossible, nearly, but in our community, shit like this happens and it’s epic!
So, to Carmilla, it’s fans, it’s cast and it’s crew - Thank you for this experience, thank you for everything, and I wish you all the best in the future <3