Arial: It was boring, but I’m fine. Can we go? I wanna do
Undyne: Uh, I think we’ve gotta stay and talk to Alphys
about the results for a bit, kiddo. But hey, if you’re feeling antsy there was
that really big tree outside. I bet you can’t get all the way to the top before
we come out there!
Arial: BETCHA I CAN! [runs outside]
it go? She didn’t fuss too much, did she?
Alphys: Oh, n-no, sh-she was just fine! It was a, a little
difficult getting her to stay still, but she didn’t give me any real trouble.
Undyne: That’s about what I was expecting.
Papyrus: THERE’S NOTHING WRONG WITH HER, IS THERE?
Alphys: N-no, not at all! H-her soul is actually a v-very
interesting one, b-but it’s perfectly healthy! And-and she looks just fine
physically, too. Th-though I’ll admit the soul is d-definitely more my area of
expertise…But. That’s good! Because. That’s where magic comes from.
Papyrus: I KNEW
THAT IF ANYONE COULD HELP US, YOU COULD! SO SHE’S PERFECT, JUST LIKE I THOUGHT!
I’m glad she’s healthy, but that still doesn’t explain why she hasn’t been able
to make bullets yet. I don’t suppose you’ve seen anything like this before,
afraid not. B-believe me, if I had you’d be the f-first to know. B-but, well,
m-maybe she’s just a late bloomer! Even if monster k-kids with her lifespan t-tend
to discover their magic between five-five to seven years on average, th-that doesn’t
mean it’s not p-possible for it to happen later.
Undyne: I guess…
Alphys: L-look, I know you guys are r-really concerned about this, so…have
you considered m-maybe it’s not something physical?
Papyrus: WHAT DO YOU MEAN?
W-well…m-monsters are very sensitive to negativity. M-maybe she’s having a hard
time with magic because of something…emotional or psychological? M-maybe she’s
scared, or depressed. I’ve…c-certainly had trouble with my own magic being weaker
when I’m…g-going through a bit of a rough patch.
Undyne: A monster’s strength depends on their will to fight…I
guess that does make a lot of sense, now that I think about it. I’ve never
heard of it messing up your magic, though.
Papyrus: WELL, I CERTAINLY DON’T THINK SHE’S DEPRESSED.
Alphys: M-maybe she’s scared, then? Or insecure?
Papyrus: SHE DID SEEM SCARED WHEN I TRIED TO TEACH HER GASTER
BLASTERS…BUT THEN, MY SPECIAL ATTACK TENDS TO HAVE THAT EFFECT ON PEOPLE.
GREATNESS COMES WITH A PRICE.
Undyne: Maybe we just need to show her how cool magic is so
she’ll stop being scared!
Papyrus: I DON’T THINK WE CAN GET MUCH COOLER THAN MY SPECIAL
ATTACK. BESIDES, THAT JUST SCARED HER MORE. AT LEAST, I THINK IT DID. SHE THOUGHT IT
WAS GREAT WHEN I DID IT, SHE JUST GOT NERVOUS WHEN SHE WENT TO DO IT.
Undyne: Good point. Seems like we’re just about back to square
one. Thanks again, Alphys. I really appreciate you doing this, I
know you’re super busy nowadays.
Alphys: No problem! I’m glad I could help. Let me know if you figure
Undyne: Yeah, I’ll keep you updated if we think of somewhere else to go from here.
Papyrus: GOODBYE ALPHYS! OUR SINCEREST THANKS!
Alphys: See ya!
[Undyne and Papyrus leave to extract Arial from the tree.]
Alphys: Hmm…I’m s-sure it’s nothing but…what an unusual soul…
There’s no such thing as better or worse, in my opinion…I just have a firmer grasp on my hand control than a beginner artist, and even then, I was once in their place…I’m not even a beginning amateur at animation and I don’t think it’s something I’d pursue as a serious hobby, just something fun to occasionally work on, and I don’t think you should put yourself down as a form of compliment (but I do love your kind words otherwise, they fill me to the brim with joy)
I think every artist can have different style/ability paths - some people are amazing cartoonists but lack talent in the realistic section, some people are amazing with shading and shapes but lack understanding of anatomy, and so on. Personally I’m great with drawing people but I hate drawing backgrounds - I’d rather just paint them!
You find what works best for you, and just cause you start off bad, doesn’t mean you’ll never be good…I believe in you and I think you should keep on trying, especially if you ever get that tablet!
*This post has spoilers from Zelda botw, the divine beasts.*
So I was doing the boss battle for Divine beast Naboris (the Thunderblight) and I noticed that this was the only Blight I couldn’t beat by just stuffing them with arrows. In fact arrows were completely useless against them.
That got me thinking.
Wouldn’t a Blight with this fighting style be better against Revali, who’s primary weapon is a bow, instead of Urbosa? It seemed like an odd choice on Gannon’s part. Then I realised, the Tunderblight fights with a short sword and shield, which is the exact weapons that Urbosa fought with and that you get given after defeating the divine beast. Then I realised, it’s the exact same for every other divine beast.
Mipha excels at fighting with a spear, the Waterblight also fights with a spear.
Daruk fights with a heavy weapon, which for Link to carry requires two hands but I’m pretty sure Daruk could handle with one.
Which would again match the Fireblight’s weapon.
Revali fights with a bow and the Windblight’s main weapon also fire’s projectiles at you. Heck it even copies Revali’s Gale in creating it’s own tornadoes.
Even the Thunderblight can summon lighting just like Ubosa’s fury. Along with the same weapons as I mentioned before.
Gannon’s not fighting fire with water. He’s fighting fire with fire. He’s copied the four champions and created better versions of them. Better versions that could defeat them in their acclaimed strongest skill. The skill that supposedly no one else could beat them in.
He’s humiliating them.
Revali is no longer the best bowman “even among the Rito”. Mipha’s spearmanship “in a class all its own” has met it’s match. And because the champions lacked the diversity of using a range of different weapons they couldn’t counter the overwhelming strength with a different style. It’s almost as if Gannon is teaching them a lesson. Not to be too overconfident in their own skill. After all “Jack of all trades, master of none, but is oftentimes better than master of one.” Which Is why you (Link) have a much better chance at defeating them.
So does that shed new light on Gannon’s character?
You probably new at least half of this already. Anyway thanks for reading if you made it to the end.