i think the gems looking like ‘humans’ could work if they were all designed to be somewhat Uncanny Valley-ish or i guess just straight up alien depending on how this goes
i’m no good at articulating exactly what i mean but here’s some examples off the top of my head w/ minimal revision of what i’m talking abt
Pearl (and pearls in general perhaps) being pretty but her limbs are too long and heck she’s just Too Long in general. maybe ‘jointed’ looking elbows/knees/other bendy parts to sort of give off a sort of mannequin/doll feel??? maybe has a ‘spidery’/spindly motion to her
Lapis keeping the mirror eyes and having her arms be either Too Long(again) or kinda like an oar w/fingers (to force water around w/), maybe legs kinda like a waterstrider bug to kinda stand on water (in this case maybe have arms/hands that are similar)
Amethyst keeping her more ‘catlike’ features, maybe getting some more sharp teeth (for the sake of keeping it animate-able i’m gonna say they’re just sharp ‘V’ teeth but im mostly imagining a sort of general ‘carnivore’ mouth) - maybe she has spikes too
Rose just generally being pretty but it’s the sort of pretty that’s just deeply unnerving?? kinda like a really realistic porcelain doll?? i have no idea how to word this honestly
All Gems ranging from either “uncanny valley people” to “holy shit what is that” depending on their relative strength or something i dunno
The Diamonds are just fucking gigantic blobs of tinted light w/ ‘faces’ and discernible forms when they want (or need?) those - the murals of them are art of their most ‘common’ manifestations of what they wanna look like
feel free to add more if you have other ideas bcs im fresh out and the first sentences of this post became less and less relevant as this went on im sorry
Hi @markiplier. I know there’s a very small chance you’ll find this in your sea of notifications, but this message also goes out to the community as a whole so I’m okay with that.
At the risk of making this sound like it’s about myself, I’m in an emotional position similar to yours. I feel stuck more often than I feel mobile; I have all kinds of big ideas for writing projects and new songs and even YouTube videos for a channel I haven’t even created yet, but then I end up just spinning my wheels and never finishing them; sometimes not even starting them because I’m too afraid. This feeling of stagnation even pushed me to move cities. It’s scary and weird and it doesn’t feel fixable.
But I assure you, this community that you, me, and millions of other people have created helps with that every step of the way. You saved several of us–myself included–and the fact that we saved you too just makes this all the more magical. And even though your success makes you feel windblown and complacent, I can assure you that there is still forward momentum in all of us. You and Jack and several others inspired the idea for the only book I’ve ever finished–and this community has supported it every step of the way, from the time it went online to the day I took it down! I can’t wait to see it on shelves!
So thank you, from the bottom of my heart–Mark, Jack, this lovely group of people that I’ve been a part of for almost three years now. I’ll probably never meet any of you, but you guys have been some of the closest friends I’ve ever had.
What do you think that Touka and Kaneki's plot line will lead up to?
…Or so we can hope ;)
But in all seriousness, Kaneki did promise to talk with Touka after the Lab Raid, and I get the feeling this is going to happen in Chapter 120, with 118 and 119 dealing with events in the CCG and Akiramon. Why 120? Well, we just had a parallel to the original series’ Kanou’s Lab arc, and a second Anteiku raid has been set up with Takeomi - what major moment between Kaneki and Touka happened between those two arcs in the first manga?
The confrontation on the bridge in Chapter 120. So mark the 8th April on your calendars, everyone.
Now that they’re both roughly in the same place on the Ghoul/Human spectrum, effective communication between the two of them is looking more and more likely. Kaneki has never been a very open person - Hide was about the only person he opened up to, and that stopped completely when he became a Ghoul. But that’s a trait he and Touka share. She hated for people to see her insecurities and weaknesses, so she covered it up with aggression in an overt display of strength.
But given how they’ve both matured, I think this conversation will go very differently from the last one. The Amon/Touka conversation we had last chapter hints through Amon at the reason for Kaneki’s own reluctance to talk, but when the talk happens he might be finally convinced to open up about all of the fear, guilt and self-doubt he’s been harbouring. As for Touka, she’ll talk about being left behind by Arata and Ayato and express her will to fight alongside him instead of being protected all the time. Romantic or not, (and given all the sudden canonisations of ships in the latest arc, I’m actually pretty confident in the former), Kaneki and Touka will leave the encounter closer and with clearer consciences. The last encounter ended dramatically with a fight - to mirror that, I think this time around we might get a hug at the very least.
But themes and characters aside, how does this tie into the main plot? Because in the upcoming CCG raid on :re, Touka will be placed in severe danger. Kaneki failed to save the old manager, but will he be able to save the new one? Having finally reached a mutual understanding with her, just like he did with Yoshimura by hearing his story, the stakes will be all the higher. Kaneki and Touka themselves make a nice little parallel for Kuzen and Ukina too - a ghoul and a human who met at a coffee shop and became entangled in each other’s worlds.
The raid on :re will be a delicious opportunity for tragedy for Ishida, and that art with Touka in funereal clothes with Kaneki’s mask leaves me more than a little wary for our main’s safety. However, I see :re as Kaneki being given a chance by the author to do his story again, and to make sure that it’s not a tragedy this time around - a :rewrite, if you will. He’s already made a lot of mistakes on the way but I think we ought to have faith, as Touka did, that he will always be able to return to Anteiku.
Since the start of Arrival era, Youngjae has just been so comfortable and outgoing. When you compare him from before, he would just stay in the back or edge and be quiet, keep neutral. And seeing him now, he is talking when they accept trophies, he is talking when they are interviewing them on Mcountdown or The Show, something he rarely did because it was either the other members but unusually him. He also is so comfortable being there, before he would just stay neutral, do nothing, and now you see him making cute smiles, peace signs, silly faces, throwing hearts and camera bombing the mcs. I really enjoy seeing Youngjae like this. It makes me want to cry because back then i was sad because it seemed he was never talked to or noticed and it makes me happy seeing him now being more open and happy and goofing around. I’m glad his confidence has gone up, it’s all I want, for him to be comfortable and happy.
And I hope one day he will be confident enough to be able to say confidently that he is the Nich.In.Bi.
Mm… yea. Maybe one of Sans’ Froggit friends was sifting through the dump for no particular reason and suddenly came across an old, discarded Kermit plush deep in the garbage. It remembered Sans really likes frogs and this weird toy thingy looked like one, so it decided to show it to him and bam! he loved it. Sans immediately got to work on it, suturing up any rips it had and washing it up until it was spotless and looking brand new. Then he decided he wanted to know more about it, but because he didn’t know the name of the character, he googled it by description and quickly found out he went by the name of Kermit the Frog. This newfound knowledge unfortunately led him to discover Kermit memes and, well, it went downhill from there-
Here’s the full picture of my grandparents. This would have been taken in the 50’s. I miss my grandma and grandpa very much but I’m glad that they’re together again wherever they are. I was very close with them and would spend a few weeks every summer with them. My grandma actually got me into music and was a music teacher herself. My grandpa was stern but very loving. I will always love them and I’ll always remember how much they loved eachother.