i love drawing scenes, and in yowamushi pedal, i shall boldly declare my love for this adorable dorky climber duo who was brought together as rivals by the mountain god Lol. XD i love all the beautiful fanart posted in tumblr and of course the pixiv artists in japan no matter the pairings or groups, because i truly enjoyed yowamushi pedal n all mediums. I can’t wait to see more, despite the anime has finally ended for IH arc.
I adore Sansaka, and these doodles of them helped me pull thr my current art block i am facing. Will post more doodles of them here in the future to get the ideas out and destress. And also, to share to all the sansaka fans here. :)
Once again, congrats sakamichi-kun, for being the top racer in IH T/////T
general opinion:fall in a hole and die | don’t like them | eh | they’re fine I guess | like them! | love them | actual love of my life hotness level: get away from me | meh | neutral | theoretically hot but not my type | pretty hot |gorgeous! | 10/10 would bang hogwarts house: Ooooo I don’t really know. I haven’t thought too much about the SuperCrew and their houses yet. My guess would be Gryffindor or Hufflepuff. best quality: RIDE OR DIE worst quality: A Latina actress should be playing a Latina character. ship them with: Alex Danvers of course! brotp them with: Hmmm. I guess Alex because they don’t really have her interact with anyone outside of Alex do they? needs to stay away from: bullets. she’s not safe. I don’t care what they say. misc. thoughts: While I might have issues with stuff involving the actress I love the character of Maggie. I think she’s a great supportive gf and Alex needs that and deserves that. I just hope they do something with her character outside of Alex and I’d love to see her interact more with the gang. The scene where she hugs Alex while Alex cries breaks my little heart.
Alex Danvers: (gonna do them together because I drew the picture together)
general opinion:fall in a hole and die | don’t like them | eh | they’re fine I guess | like them! | love them |actual love of my life hotness level:get away from me | meh | neutral | theoretically hot but not my type | pretty hot | gorgeous! |10/10 would hug and love hogwarts house: Again, never really thought about it for a lot of the SuperCrew. Without too much in depth thought I’d say Ravenclaw or Slytherin. best quality: Her love for her sister. ;-; worst quality: despite being super smart sometimes she just sort of runs into danger head first. ship them with: Maggie brotp them with: Vasquez needs to stay away from: Dad misc. thoughts: I love Alex and Kara’s relationship so much. Any scene with them and their love for one another is just A+. I really hope the rest of this season gets its shit together and remembers that they’re the heart of the show.
It all ends the way it started. With grown men getting a beating from a tiny little woman, but this time around there’s two of them and the mobsters still run in fear and tears. Also, they were their babysitters.
Personally, I through-fully enjoyed the mobsters storyline from beginning to end, and it’s so like them to get conned and end up in embarrassment yet again. In their defense, they are like a phoenix that keeps on rising from the ashes, again and again. And despite their ways, they were kind of good guys once you got to know them and kept them in line.
Another incredibly funny storyline were the neighborhood kids, who I was sorry to not see at Bong-soon’s wedding, and just kept brining laugher with every scene they were at. Their journey was equally enjoyable as the mobsters, sometimes even more because theirs was a love story with their Noonim. And I love how they went to have a little talk with Min-hyuk to know more about his intentions with their boss. I love even more than he had no idea Bong-soon had this group of high-school kids patrolling the neighborhood too. HAHAHAHA!
Also, it was good that the show clarified that Mom didn’t use physical violence against Dad *that* time around. I still believe that the show didn’t portray this woman in the right way and that her journey wasn’t all that. She’s still the bully she was at 19, the only difference is that she doesn’t use her fists. Should I be applauding this? And I would have like for Dad to make an stand other than to leave the house, for example, how about a real talk between them? He was such an endearing, honest and good character thorough out the show that I grew to love him as I love our leads. He is precious. It gives me hope that the last scene between him and Mom was much more peaceful than usually when Gook-doo’s mom was involved.
Speaking for which, can we all agree that it’s time Ji-soo starts getting leading man roles? I enjoyed him as a second lead but I didn’t connect with his character more than I did today. Ji-soo it’s at his best when he has an actual emotional storyline to work with, and in this episode Gook-doo was earnest to a fault, which made me feel all he was feelings. I love that despite being heartbroken he put his friendship with Bong-soon before anything else, because that’s what truly mattered to him. It wasn’t about winning over the girl, but about keeping her in his life because the friendship they shared is that important to him.
I’m also happy awesome bro Bong-ki got some screen time too. This was such a good character, just like Dad, and I was sorry we didn’t get to see more of him. I also think his storyline with Hee-ji was a little rushed at the end. And it doesn’t seem like it because Bong-ki spent a lot of time healing broken bones (thanks to his sis) but this relationship was really put to a test: Gook-doo found out not only that he had been lying through out their entire lives by keeping Bong-soon’s secret but also that his girlfriend was attracted to his best friend. So I appreciate how their friendship remained strong even after everything they went through.
As for other characters like Secretary Gong and Mr. Oh, they were another great comedy act. Especially when they were together and I love how their bromance was born by getting to know each other better through their shared experiences with Bong-soon’s abilities. Pffft!
Finally, Min-kyuk really changed through the story: started as a lonely guy looking for protection from his own family and ending up as a man with a family to protect. He was smart, honest and assertive from day one, and not once he tried to change Bong-soon into something she wasn’t. The greatest attribute Min-hyuk had was that he never made Bong-soon feel that she had to hide from the world, what’s more he even encouraged and helped her to be more like her true self and come into her powers. He always tried to be there for his girl but was more than willing to be a proud onlooker when the time called for it and let Bong-soon do what she had to do.
Bong-soon’s journey was also something to witness. When we first met her she was hiding from the world, afraid of her powers and by extention herself. These abilities she was born with had made her an outcast despite her spunk and outgoing personality, she was confident but had insecurities. Some of them born out of crush and others from the idea society holds on how a woman should be and behave.
I liked how the show connected her personal life with the city’s problems, because in a way they are one and the same, by having her best friend being kidnapped by the resident psycho. It was a good move since she was already gaining the confidence to do more with her powers by watching the news, her interactions with the mobsters and the neighborhood’s kids and Min-hyuk, who knew from day one about her powers and didn’t rejected her. He thought she was sexy! All of these factors made Bong-soon want to become the heroine of her life (beyond a video game) and I really loved to see her grow into a truly strong woman ready to take on the world.
Strong Woman Do Bong Soon wasn’t a perfect show but it was really entertaining and sweet, made me swoon and laugh out loud more than twice per episode, and I’m going to miss these characters and their shenanigans!!
PS: Did you guys catch how the Mobsters were shook at Mr. Oh’s resemble to their former associate -Gwan-bok- through the wedding photoshoot? LMAO!!
So I’m seeing that some people aren’t completely happy with the reunion scene, but like…that was beautiful?? The way they comfort each other and they’re just together and don’t need to say anything and Jemma showing Fitz that she still loves him and him thinking he doesn’t deserve even though he ONLY HAS ROOM IN HIS HEART FOR JEMMA BECAUSE SHE OWNS IT AND ALWAYS HAS and just… Like yeah, okay, in my hopes and dreams there were hugs and epic kisses but really, this was so much more realistic after everything they’ve been through. They need to heal, and this is them taking that first step toward that together, despite everything they’ve been through and I just… I dunno, I just really loved it okay?
Also can we talk about how freaking amazing Iain and Liz are in scenes when there aren’t even words like??? Honestly I’m in awe of them (like always).
I love his work. I admire him. I credit him (and a certain 11th grade teacher who assigned The Great Gatsby) with reviving my desire to be a writer.
But he lingers in the place of otherness to me. He doesn’t seem real.
When I watched Tom Hiddleston play him in Midnight in Paris, I was fascinated. I was drawn to the idea of seeing (even fictiously) a walking, talking F. Scott Fitzgerald. To hear a voice attached to him. To see eyes shining the way his probably did when he had one too many. But it still felt like a story, no matter how real I wanted this idea of Fitzgerald to be.
One day, goofing around on youtube, I found voice recordings of Fitzgerald’s. I listened to them over and over. His reading of Ode to a Nightingale makes me misty eyed to this day. But somehow the idea that that was his voice left me awestruck.
Now, with Z: The Beginning of Everything, I’m struck again. I didn’t think I’d enjoy this new actor- who is he to think he could live up to my F. Scott Fitzgerald? But he crushes it, though still in a way that makes me feel Fitzgerald is a figment of the world’s imagination.
That’s the funny thing about heroes and idols and inspirations- they always elude realness. They seem so mystical and fantastical that we can’t quite process them living in a world that liked them, hated them, caused them harm, embraced them. We can’t picture in our heads that our heroes might have done things they didn’t want to do. Personally, the scene in Z: The Beginning of Everything where Scott does a reading of This Side of Paradise blew my mind. I can’t imagine listening to him read his own words- or failing to do so.
But he did. And heroes do all those mundane things we dread daily. Because despite our love and admiration, they were/are people, too.
Everybody keeps calling them unhealty. (What does it mean?) ive seen so many couples coodepedent, verbally abusing, staying in a relasionship not to be alone, they are not in love but they care about each other, they cheat and forgive. The lie and forgive. I mean its not surealism. But in terms of the soap itself every couple n character in there are messed up, toxic and abusive arent they?
Well to be honest I think Aaron and Robert do have a very unhealthy relationship if we’re judging them as real people, but you are right that this is soap and that it’s a bit different in that medium. Soap is all about the drama so you do get these huge storylines which wouldn’t happen in real life and make things messy. I mean just to start with, they covered up a death together, which isn’t exactly a solid starting point for any relationship! Most couples don’t actually have to deal with a hurdle like that! And then the writers decided to turn Robert full-on villain and then redeem him again. In real life if someone has been a ‘villain’ it’s not so easy to just start again with them and put aside what they’ve done, but because it’s soap, he gets shot, changes, and had a redemption storyline. As a viewer of soap, we accept this. But like I said, if they were real people it wouldn’t be that simple. Soaps take everything and ramp it up to the most dramatic it can possibly be. I think most of us watching understand that, and it’s why we don’t permanently hate every character in the show! Because most of them have done something terrible at one point. I mean Aaron, who is a fan favourite (and my absolute favourite and son), has done some dreadful things in his past. Just off the top of my head I can think of the warehouse robbery with Ross where he knocked out a completely innocent man that worked there so they wouldn’t get caught. And the fact he attacked Kasim is also HUGE. Or it would be in real life. But again, it’s British soap. We accept it. Realistically most soap characters should probably be in prison by now.
This is why, although I entirely understand people who hate Robert, I don’t subscribe to that way of thinking myself. If he was real, then yes. But he’s a (sometimes) soap villain in the midst of an attempted redemption arc. Viewing him as you would a real person just doesn’t work. It doesn’t work for most soap characters. That’s why British soap is so unique and why I like it so much. It takes you to extremes, but at the same time tries to deal with the emotional fall-out in a semi-realistic way. It’s fascinating as a medium.
This is part of why I still like them as a couple. Because yes, if you take them as they are and look at them like they are real people, it’s sooooo toxic. And the history there is enough to make you want to get them away from each other. Aaron has a terrible temper and so many unresolved issues, Robert is a master manipulator with a frankly shocking history. They don’t communicate properly (most of the time, although it’s looking better recently) and the stakes are always super high. BUT when you look at it within the context of British soap, it’s true that it’s hard to find any character, let alone a couple, which doesn’t have similar problems. Look at Cain and Moria, for example, which is a big fan favourite. If they were real people, I doubt they’d be rooted for as a couple, but viewers understand that it is soap and so they have a lot of support. There are people out there who like Debbie and Ross together (I hate it, personally. I’m all about Debbie and Rebecca), but Ross has literally shot a man in cold blood. It was a pre-meditated hit for cash. In real life would you want anyone to date him? Noooooo. You would want him in prison. But in soap, again, it’s different. (The same goes for the other big British soaps as well. I can think of so many examples of couples which would be regarded as toxic and even abusive if read in a real-world context.)
Rooting for relationships in soap is different from most mediums, because it’s more about the chemistry and emotional connection than anything healthy. Because it can get so ridiculous and fantastical (one day they’ll write a comedy ep, next it’s a whodunnit), it’s more about that connection between characters and who works well on screen together. It’s about who compels you and you want to see sharing scenes. This is why I think Robron are so popular. It’s not (as many would say) because people believe they are healthy and the perfect blueprint for a happy couple. It’s because they provide huge drama while somehow managing to maintain that connection and a very realistic sense of loving each other. That’s hard to achieve in soap, but somehow they’ve done it. Through all the dramatic storylines there’s been this constant, believable affection between the characters. It’s like they’re tied to each other. So despite the weirdness around them, you put them in a scene together where it’s just the two of them, and suddenly you have realism, because it feels like watching a real couple. I’ve honestly not seen anything like it in soap before and I have no idea how they’ve managed to create something like that in the medium of British soap.
Part of the appeal of Robron for me is that they are two very damaged people. They both have BPD (imo, as someone who has that myself). They are capable or bringing out the absolute best and the hellish worst in each other. You never know if they’ll make it or not either, even though you want them to, because the mixture of their personalities could make them perfect together or a toxic mess. As a team they are unstoppable. Apart they are broken. And these are two huge Emmerdale characters with history (especially Robert). They’ve not been written for each other. It doesn’t feel forced. They just click. Those two established personalities provide some of the best interaction and chemistry in soap. Emmerdale struck so lucky there. I genuinely think it was an accident as well. They accidentally stumbled upon gold with their characters and actors, and they don’t even know what to do with it sometimes (hence the strange writing decisions which happen from time to time). Because they’re trying to fit a couple worthy of Wuthering Heights or some other huge, messy, dramatic, gothic romance, into a soap format.
When I say they’re unhealthy I mean that if they were real, I would encourage them to stay away from each other. But because they exist in soap, I see past it. I agree with those who say the relationship is toxic by non-soap standards. They are absolutely right. But this is soap. This is the medium they exist in (which is often unfortunate). I think we have to accept that things will be extra dramatic and extra terrible but also extra brilliant as the storyline requires. If you want to see healthy couples in realistic domestic situations, then I’d say British soap isn’t the best place to look for that. (Unfortunately).
I should probably start off with the fact that Rivetra is what got me into SnK. I was late to the fandom, having joined just when the Dub was being released. Matt Mercer had voiced a character in a game I had just played and I loved his voice so I wanted to find more of him. I saw he was going to voice Levi and idk, I looked up Levi, read his wiki page, saw the mentions of Petra, clicked Petra, read hers, and immediately shipped them.
Like I hadn’t watched the series, I knew next to nothing about it or the characters, and the fact that I shipped them from two wiki articles clearly says a lot.
Anyway, back to the topic at hand…
Their interactions that readers/viewers witness are limited to a handful of (wonderful) scenes, but despite this, despite the limit, even these scenes stick out to me and show that there was more to them than what was on the surface.I mean, I have a knack for reading super deep into things and word of god does state that between the panels of the manga, Levi does think Petra is cute, and while that may be looked at as just attraction, it’s honestly more than enough to prove my point that there’s more than meets the eye.
A lot of my reasons are also based on the anime, and while a lot of people argue the scenes in the anime versus the manga, you have to keep in mind that Isayama was involved with the anime, and I just read about how with the upcoming second season, he is also not only involved, but allowing for more filler scenes to be included that he wasn’t able to include in the manga. So to try and debunk any arguments based on the anime because those particular scenes weren’t in the manga is kind of redundant tbh.
But rather than make this a post proving why Rivetra is a thing, and with all the available arguments in favor of them in mind, the short answer is that I really, truly love them. I love their characters and I love them together.
I think despite Levi’s social ineptness, he and Petra really seem to go well together. I mean, whether their relationship has platonic or romantic undertones, you cannot deny the fact that they were closer than a typical Captain/subordinate relationship.
She cares for him, and that’s very clear, from her talk with Eren about him to consoling him during his frustration at Eren’s lack of transformation to worriedly demanding he step away from a partially transformed Eren and even to the letter she sends her father (regardless of what translation you prefer to listen to.) She respects him, yes, but she does care for him, and as does he. He listens to her, he asks her for reassurance when comforting a dying soldier. And you absolutely cannot deny the visible heartbreak of finding her body, of taking her patch from her, of watching her body fall from the horse cart, of surrendering her patch to another soldier, and of course his meeting with her father.
And it’s this that I’m able to see between the panels, between the animation sequences, of what their relationship was, of what it could have been. It’s this dynamic that I love, of a stoic warrior and a kindhearted soldier, of a love that could have been, and just how wondrous it would have been.
For a bit of a less serious but equally important reason just look at them okay, they’re the perfect size for each other and together are just super aesthetically pleasing.
Crossover - verb. The act of taking two typically
unrelated series’ characters and having them interact; taking
character(s) from one fandom, and translating them into another series’
setting with typically little to no basis for doing so
“But I have infinite tenderness for you. I always will. My whole life.” -Blue Is The Warmest Color
His Dark Materials Crossover!
Mihashi from our world, knife bearer, barn owl daemon(female)
Abe from Lyras world, can read the alethiometer, badger daemon (male)
LONG rant under cut! Like seriously. It’s the story basics.
i couldn’t resist so have a shitpost version of grouptale au. this is probably not what happened but nobody’s put up any story that i’ve seen yet so i’m taking liberties. how does an entire squad of children fall into mt. ebott? did they take a field trip despite knowing the danger? who knows, one of them probably wanted to jump and it turned into a whole scene of everyone trying to save everyone and they ended up downstairs.
there are MANY scenes I wanted to see on the screen not only because I love them but because I’m sure alan would’ve made them even more fascinating. but for character development I believe there were two essential scenes:
1) the moment he shows his dark mark to fudge despite everyone around them:
Snape strode forward, past Dumbledore, pulling up the left
sleeve of his robes as he went. He stuck out his forearm and showed
it to Fudge, who recoiled.
“There,” said Snape harshly. “There. The Dark Mark. It is not as
clear as it was an hour or so ago, when it burned black, but you can still see it. Every Death Eater had the sign burned into him by the
Dark Lord. It was a means of distinguishing one another, and his
means of summoning us to him. When he touched the Mark of
any Death Eater, we were to Disapparate, and Apparate, instantly,
at his side. This Mark has been growing clearer all year. Karkaroff’s
too. Why do you think Karkaroff fled tonight? We both felt the
Mark burn. We both knew he had returned. Karkaroff fears the
Dark Lord’s vengeance. He betrayed too many of his fellow Death
Eaters to be sure of a welcome back into the fold.”
this is a defining moment in his character bc it’s a moment of exposure: he would never expose himself like this, in front of students and staff, if he had a choice. his move wasn’t even effective, and he should probably know the results before doing it, but he still does bc he is fed up. there’s this guy who’s coming back and will probably kill him so he’d better start counting down his days and then this idiot in front of him is just “oh no it’s not true” oh fuck you him “just take a look at my fucking arm”.
2) the sirius confrontation (which is too long to put here) when we get to see a little bit more about their relationship. I really dislike sirius but he is actually a likeable character most of the series. this is where we see him at his worst: the same bully he was at 15 (though severus is not the same victim anymore, now he is always ready and sirius is alone now, not the usual 4 to 1). I think severus and sirius are very similar in the way they stand up for what they believe, though sirius is more hotheaded and severus is calmer. but I really like seeing them together (it brings so much of their past and their emotions) and I would love to see this in the movies. – besides, imagine harry asking who’s going to teach him and alan raising an eyebrow as he answers “I am”.
You know how hard that was. Gibbs was wrong. I did not want you to find me. And yet you did.
I have to say this:
I LOVE THIS REVEAL.
SO. SO. MUCH.
I was spoiled rotten for this scene because I’d been seeing the gifs on Tumblr for like six months before I got to this episode (god there are a lot of episodes of this show), but if I had been watching this in real time? I would have been fist-pumping the hell out of this.
YOU GUYS TONY WAS JUST FOOLING GIBBS HE FOUND HER HE ALWAYS FINDS HER SHE’S RIGHT BEHIND HIM PSYYYYYYYYCH.
It’s just so… cool. I mean yes, everything is about to be awful and I hate it etc., but I do love the way this episode is shot, at least visually-speaking. Like in this scene, from the tight shot on Tony at the computer with MTAC, then his speaking to his companion off-camera and the ultimate pan to Ziva standing at the other end of the porch.
Again, it’s terrible, but at the same time, the tension between them is kind of fun (in an awful way), because there is so much going on. Tony’s divided loyalties between honoring Ziva’s wishes and keeping Gibbs apprised of his progress. And Ziva’s apparent irritation with him over him crashing at her place, when it’s also obvious there’s much more going on– fear, sadness, and even a little happiness that he’s there, even though she knows she shouldn’t be. (Because not even she could tell him that she didn’t want him there with any kind of conviction, let’s be real.)
I’m gonna say this a lot in the next dozen posts, but Michael Weatherly and Cote de Pablo act the hell out of this episode, and I love them in this scene. Tony and Ziva both know that they shouldn’t be doing this (for different reasons), but as always, they can’t help themselves. Their pull towards each other is just too strong, despite their best laid plans otherwise.
(This also makes me wish we could have seen them do more undercover-type missions together, or us-against-the-world type stuff, but we can’t have nice things.)
This is the level on nonsense you can expect for the next couple of days. Equal parts “THEY’RE SO PRETTY!” and “EEEEEEVERYBODY HUUUUURTS SOOOMETIMES.”
so this is like, a legit question because i like to ask people about stuff like this a lot. why do you like sorey and mikleo as a ship so much? (i haven't seen the anime yet so I can't really speak for what people are saying about him an alisha, but i'm mostly curious???)
Anon, you know not what you have just done…. I’m gonna put this in smaller text to it’s less of a wall.
Why I love SoreyMikleo: A (hopefully) Coherent Essay by Nao (Also I know I ranted about this before, but I am too lazy to find that post, so my apologies if I end up being redundant.)
Also, please note: I will be addressing facts about the game and the anime, so read at your own spoilery risk. Because I wrote as it came to me, not necessarily in storyline order.
So, to start off, it is obvious to say I really, really love SorMik. Just look at my blog (and blog preview, but I digress.)
I love that their relationship is never played up as “romantic” in the sense that we are used to in most media. They don’t constantly hold hands or kiss, their speech isn’t filled with “I love yous” or “baby I need you” sort of stuff. Not to say that they don’t touch each other and it isn’t intimate (the ‘secret’ handshake, the shoulder touches, the waist touches, etc, etc.) The love is just… there. You can see it in the way they’re drawn to look at each other, the way they glance at each other and just… understand.
It absolutely filled me with warm feelings when we find out Mikleo learned so much just for Sorey. He researched humans and tried to know everything Sorey would need to know if he ever left Elysia. It was never a question of “Sorey is going to leave” it was just “Sorey is going to leave and I am going to make sure he is safe and prepared when he does.” I don’t think Zenrus or anyone else even questioned that Mikleo would go with him, honestly. And even though it was obvious Mikleo did fear being replaced by humans on some level, he still never stopped.
And just how happy Sorey was when Mikleo said he was going with him. In the game, in the movie, and in the anime. With each creation of that scene he just seems to look happier. (And oh my god, Mikleo’s blushhhh.)
(More under the Read More because whoa, this is getting long, oops.)
TMNT 30 Day Challenge, Day 23: Your Favorite Battle
HOW CAN YOU EXPECT ME TO CHOOSE A FAVORITE BATTLE SCENE?! HOW?!
Ugh. I suppose I’ll do my best. *hyperventilates*
2007: My favorite battle from the 2007 movie is obviously the battle of power between Raphael and Leonardo. I love this scene because it showcases both of their personalities and how different they are so well. You get to see the cocky side of Leo, too, which is great. The animation is beautiful and I love how it’s all happening while it’s raining. It adds a really dramatic feeling to the scene. I think this scene was so well done and the emotional aspect hits me like a freaking truck every time.
2012, New Friend Old Enemy: This is one of my favorite battle scene from the 2012 show. I love this battle because it highlights the skills of the turtles, both physically and mentally (tricking them to follow them into the sewers). It’s also a really great moment for Mikey, who was just betrayed by someone he looked up to, someone who he thought accepted him despite the fact that he’s a mutant. Bradford broke Mikey’s heart, and ya know what he did? Mikey kicked his sorry butt. The moves that the turtles used were also great in this scene, and I love love love how in the beginning they come out of the shadows in stealth mode. I love it EVERY time they do that.
2012, The Gauntlet: Okay, so this is a freaking great scene. I mean, first battle with the Shredder? Come on, you KNOW that’s gonna be intense! And it was! We got to see how powerful and frightening the Shredder really is. And despite the fact that they got pretty beat up, the brothers fought hard and stuck it out, even when it seemed that they were going to be destroyed. They stuck together too, and we got to see some great brotherly, loving moments.
2012, Slash and Destroy: Oh, man. This one. This one gives me the feels. What a beautifully tragic scene. I love seeing Raoh passionate like he is in this scene. He’s having to battle his lifelong pal, a friend he confided in, a partner in crime. Spike loses his mind, hurts his brothers, and what does he do? The only thing he can: sacrifice himself and risk his life trying to save his brothers. He shows great character development here and it’s a great bonding moment. And I love the end, when Spike falls, and Raph still reaches for him, because he can’t stand letting his best friend fall to his death (which ends up not actually being his death but Raph didn’t know that).
2012, The Wrath of Tiger Claw: GREAT SCEEENNEEE. Great great great scene. The turtles go full badass in this battle against Tiger Claw. I also love this battle because Karai fiNALlY joins the turtles and fights against evil instead of with it. There’s a lot of stealth action going on, great fighting techniques, beautiful animation, and tight brotherhood. Love it, love it, love it.
2012, The Invasion: Oh, man. Here we go.
Quite possible my favorite battle scene ever, maybe… I say that with caution. I really can’t even get over this scene. Still. To this day. This scene just… I really don’t even have words to describe it. At this point, we’re assuming Leo is 16, about to turn 17. He is a teenager, a kid.And he’s out there, alone,fighting dozens, if not a hundred Foot bots, totally unaware of the whereabouts of his team or his Sensei. He is fueled by anger and hatred for the Shredder and everything he’s done. He’s still hung up over not finding Karai and her mutation. He’s fed up with the Shredder for constantly trying to destroy himself and everyone he loves. He fights with every ounce of strength, and even after every blow, he doesn’t stop for the sake of his family. His fighting is beautiful and all the while the Shredder and his henchman are watching him suffer.When Tiger Claw, Rahzar, and Fishface finally attack, he is beaten down at first, but then he just explodes. He loses it, after all of this time. He beats down his opponents and for one short moment, stands triumphant. But he’s weak, exhausted.And just when he thinks that maybe he’s won, Shredder comes up behind him. And even after that whole battle, after defeating the Foot bots and his henchman, after proving himself beyond anything we expected, he. still. loses. He STILL falls short of Shredder’s immense power. This scene shows the real vunerability and emotion in Leo, and I love every second of it.
Do you think sanami relationshio will change after this arc?
Hello my dear anon! Thank you for the ask!
Call me an optimist, or a hopeless romantic, but I think it has already been changing since Zou. Actually, I think it’s been changing since after the two-year time skip, but it has been more evident since Zou. What’s the difference now that wasn’t there before? Nami is much more open in expressing her concern for Sanji.
1. More of Viktor and Yuri together outside of skating (i.e., hanging out at the apartment, going out on another date, or even they are skating, some scenes with just the two of them together). We know they’re head over heels for and lovey-dovey with each other, but we also know it’s not perfect. They do have their differences and disagreements, so while I don’t want any melodrama to come from that, I would like to see them learning to work through those obstacles as a couple–not as coach and disciple, and not as competitors either (which we know they will be if Viktor goes back into the skating scene).
2. Yurio hitting a wall and having to overcome it. This kid’s the real deal, but even for the best it’s not easy staying on top. Even if he is the next Viktor, he’s going to struggle sooner or later. Might be a good time for those body changes they mentioned causing him to re-evaluate his style.
3. Viktor and Yuri kissing again, and not just because I love them or because I “ship” them. They’re engaged, but I almost feel like despite that fact, all of the fingertips brushing, arms-around-each-other moments are going to get repetitive if that’s all that continues into season 2. Doesn’t mean I don’t love those moments, but there needs to be a little variety, especially considering the spark between them.
4. More jaw-dropping programs. I’m hoping they have a Travis Wall-level choreographer working with them who can churn out stunning pieces like beer at a frat party.