Okay, serious talking now. What would be the worst point in each paladin to attack. We know about Lance's insecurities, but what else? What about the others? I want to read your opinion because you do awsome meta and character analysis.
???????? Wow, thank you ;A; And I’m not sure if I can answer this well for all paladins but I’ll try^^ [tl;dr at the end because this post has gotten really long]
Let’s start with Lance. Lance honestly has many points to attack, which is probably why this fandom is so focused on langst. It’s easy to create content for that because we have so much to work with:
1. his insecurities about his role on the team and in general
I already wrote a lot about it here (and also here a little), desperately trying to figure out how strong these insecurities are but there is no doubt that they exist^^ Surprisingly, they actually seem to be very strong, to the point that fandom only exaggerates them slightly. Lance is just pretty good at hiding them.
Lance is homesick. Really homesick. He’s homesick to the point that he would leave a party to hang out alone and get lost in his memories:
He is also the one that references his life on Earth the most often. “I missed 14 days for a stomachache in 3rd grade that I never really had”, “That’s the tagline of 6 of my favorite movies” - those are little things, not very important in the overall picture but they prove that he thinks back to his past.
3. fear of death/unnatural things that are dangerous
Lance isn’t afraid of aliens, that’s not what I mean with it - I’m talking about the episode Crystal Venom where the castle was trying to kill him. Here is an analysis on how deeply that episode really disturbed him. As for his fear of dying - he is the one that has been confronted with death the most of all the paladins (excluding Shiro - but Shiro has lost/repressed lots of his traumatic memories). Here’s proof:
S1E1. He thought Hunk had died in the explosion when they were trying to retrieve the yellow lion. S1E4. The explosion nearly killed him - “you would have died if Hunk and Coran hadn’t gotten a new crystal” (Pidge, S1E6). S1E9. He almost got sucked out of an airlock. S2E2. The snake monster thingy got free of the stone and Lance was in the direct line of fire.
He was the one screaming “we’re gonna die, we’re gonna die!!” in S2E5 when they had to hold the lenses for the wormhole maker. Lance is scared of death not despite but because he knows it the best of all of them. He almost died multiple times and he saw his friends almost dying multiple times (the Hunk thingy I included above, when he saved Coran from the explosion, when he thought he had to save Coran in “Crystal Venom”, when Pidge in the cube episode got shot down and didn’t reply to them). Look at his reaction vs the reaction of the other paladins when they thought Allura had died:
They are all shocked and disbelieving, meanwhile Lance:
He’s neither shocked nor disbelieving, he’s just hurt. One of his deepest fears became reality and there is nothing he could do about it.
Hey Leigh! ❤️ When you started out writing and you decided to write YA fantasy, did you feel silly at all? I've been writing a story for a while and it's fantasy, and I always feel really self conscious when I tell ppl about it bc whenever I do, a lot of them generally view it as childish or "not serious writing." Someone told me fantasy (esp YA) had "no substance. That's why they don't teach it in schools." I'm ngl it's really hurt my self esteem haha. Anyway, I wondered if you had any advice?
Yeah, unfortunately, there’s still a tremendous bias against genre fiction. But you may want to remind these kind people that the Iliad and the Odyssey are fantasy, that Spencer’s Faerie Queene is fantasy, that Shakespeare’s Tempest is fantasy, and that they are ALL taught in schools. (To say nothing of the magical realism of Marquez, Allende, Morrison, and Erdrich who are some of my all time favorite authors.)
Write what you love and remember that, when someone tries to shame you, it’s usually because they’re afraid of what you might accomplish if you stop caring what they think.
Hey guys so like not to be extra but I’m literally at all of your homes, ready to take you to see Wonder Woman because that’s a fantastic movie and you all deserve to treat yourselves. Also, I love you so much and I want you all to know that I support you and believe in you.
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To everyone who’s message I haven’t responded to- The answer is yes. It will always be yes.
Yo there! Long time fan here I check your blog every day! Can I make a scenario request for shinsou and kirishima (separate pls) talking with their crush and long time friend about taking their relationship to the next level? What kinds of nice things would they say if their crush is super scared of becoming more than friends because of past experiences. Sorry if its weird i got out of something serious recently and I'm really scared about finding love again. Thanks so much!
Yo lovely! =D And it’s not weird at all really. (if you didn’t want me to say anything to this just ignore what I wrote next) Take your time when it comes to relationships. Let yourself heal first if that is what you need, take your time and breathe, recenter yourself and see what it is that you want and need. It’s okay to take your time and to do things at your pace, to find someone who loves and respects you and lets you do things in your time. It’s also okay to take a bit of a risk if you want, to jump into the cold water and see if things work out. Do what feels right for you and don’t let anyone push you into something you’re not ready for. Take care lovely <3 Also, I very much hope I could write this soon enough and that you’re going to like it!
carefully listens to his friend’s worries and they tell him a bit more about
their past experiences.
pause and their shoulder slump a bit. “I’m scared.”
to reach out and take their hands into his, to reassure them and to make them
look less sad and worried. Instead, he inhales and he resolves that he won’t
touch them unless they’re going to invite or accept it. He’ll do his best to
respect them and talk it out properly.
decide those things for you.” He finally says and drags a hand through his
hair. His crush looks up and he gives them a small shrug, his face serious. “You
know how you feel and if you’re ready for something again or not.”
and glances aside. “I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t disappointed or sad, but…”
He looks at them again. “I value you, as the person you are and as my friend.
If you want to date me or not doesn’t mean we aren’t friends. I care about you,
I like you and I like spending time with you.”
sighs and they rub a hand over their face for a moment. “I would…the thing is,
I want to try, I just…”
off and Shinsou thinks about it for a moment, before he slowly offers his hand,
will be your call. You want to try dating? Okay, we’re going to do it at your
pace. I want you to feel like you can trust me and only you know what makes you
feel that way.” He holds their gaze. “We only take the next steps when you’re
ready, when we’re both ready. Be it dating or hand holding or anything else.”
exhales quietly and slowly reaches out as well, their fingers brushing his.
They still look torn though and bite their lip.
if…what if I want to stop? What if it doesn’t work out?”
gives their fingers a gentle, reassuring squeeze. “You want to stop, we stop.
You think something isn’t okay, you can talk about it with me and we can see if
we can fix it. I only ask you to be honest with me and to let me know how you
feel.” He inhales silently. “I can’t be brave for you, but if you let me know
what you need, I can be here for you. The rest is something you need to decide.”
There is a
small frown between his eyebrows as he listens to his partner and he finds
himself feeling secretly upset that someone treated them in a way that made
them scared of getting into another relationship.
crush finishes, they look torn and sad and hurt and Kirishima has to fight down
the urge to pull them into a hug and try to soothe their fear away. At the
moment though, they need to talk this out to decide how they’re going to
proceed, no matter how hard it is to sit still and not reach out.
you.” Kirishima finds himself blurting out and then rubs a hand over his
forehead. “And I love you as my friend too. I want you to, to feel safe with
me. I want you to be able to trust me and to relax and have fun with me.”
He looks at
them, his expression open and not hiding what he feels. “And you know what
makes you feel like you can entrust yourself to someone else, so that would be
your call. If you want to give me a chance, that is your decision. If you don’t
want to, this is the last time I’ll bring this up and we can return to being
inhales and finds himself nervously fiddling with his fingers. “This is all new
to me, I don’t know what to do and I’ll do my best not to mess anything up. And
if you decide I’m worth a shot, we’ll do it at your pace, okay?” He gives them
a small, encouraging smile before he looks serious again. “I don’t ever want to
do anything you’re not comfortable with. Or that you’re not ready for.”
sucks in a shaky breath and they bite their lip for a moment. “I’m scared it’s
going to end badly.”
is quiet for a moment, trying to put his feelings and the jumble of thoughts in
his brain into words.
know that until we try it.” He finally says. “I know that I love you and that I
don’t want to hurt you and if I ever do, you let me know and I’ll stop right
away. And if you notice that this isn’t going to work out between us, I won’t
be angry if you break it off.”
he offers his hand and when his crush slowly takes it, he finds his chest
flowing with tentative, loving warmth. “I can’t make your decisions for you.”
Kirishima says, his voice quiet now. “I can only be here for you and be honest and
true to my words. The rest is up to you.”
What are your thoughts on Jamie's neck nearly being snapped/skull being crushed? I'm curious because I notice not many people are talkin' about it? But tbh it was one of the most suprising and terrifying scenes, I actually thought Topaz did snap his neck for a split-second, due to that ominous chord sound. I really felt for Jamie there, especially since out of all the captives, he probably knew the least about gem stuff. So yeah! Thoughts?
I’m kind of glad someone brought this up. Because, Steven Universe is considered a “kids show” but like in reality its a “family show” and the thought of having a more serious death on CN is scary.
Jaime, our beloved mail boy almost died!
Like, Aquamarine was obviously pulling a scare-tactic against the Crystal Gems by threatening the life of ANY of the humans trapped in Topaz. But for Topaz to follow orders and grab Jamie’s head like she did. The frames and the very ominous music the follows would suggest something VERY BAD to happen.
I was super scared of the outcome, like I knew Rebecca wouldn’t plan a death of someone near the end of any episode, no matter what the cliff hanger, especially by making a joke literally 20 or so before. But, she’s pulled a few doozeys on us before.
It was very frightening, and now that we’ve seen a almost death and seen Homeworld Gems not give a regard for human life, especially if a mission calls for them. I can only imagine how brutal the Gem war was, and how another war would be if it happened again.
nothing. Wouldn't want to ruin your good time with her - points to Kara who's laughing at a joke that billy tells her. Jason and zack soon joins in and they all start laughing- ugh forget it. You don't need me.
Wait trini stop. Do you...think that she likes me?
Of course she does! Look at her! She's always hanging around you, you guys are practically hanging in every word she says, why don't you just give her my power coin? Hell she doesn't even need one.
wait stop.- she grabs trinis arm before she could leave. - just stop trini!
-trini stops but still glares at Kim.-
Kara and I are just friends.
-scoffs- yeah. Sure.
I'm serious. I swear Kara is just a friend. That's all. In fact she was just talking about you. She kind of thinks you're pretty cool
yeah...really - Kim rolls her eyes - you honestly think I would leave you for her?
no I...I'm sorry.
trini you dork. You're the only supergirl for me. No one else.
-trini hugs Kim and Kim hugs her back and rubs trini's back and kisses trinis forehead. -
- nods and kisses Kim back -
good. Now come on. Kara wants to treat us to Krispy Kreme.
I feel like a dope right now.
yeah but you're my little dope. - Kim wraps her arm around trini- Plus I think she's already seeing someone. Some rich girl back home in metropolis or somethin.
i can definitely see Symmetra, Hanzo, and Widowmaker as the types to all drink tea and talk ish about the other characters in their downtime. like they will spontaneously meet at cafés or whatnot just to gossip and throw shade, especially if a new character is introduced. they also enjoy being shady to one another just because.
Hey, how would the brothers comfort their and help their s/o through a hard depressive state? (I'm going through one rn and it is honestly the worst I have had in months)
This goes out to all of you struggling with depression and going through a hard time. (｡•́︿•̀｡) Better days will come.
He’s super excited to see you and probably has a million new
stories and just as many stupid ideas to tell you about, but he instantly stops
goofing around as soon as he notices something’s not okay with you. His
expression turns serious and he kind of contemplates on what to do for a moment
when he sees you’re deliberately trying to avert his gaze, but he decides to go
for it anyway. Touching your hand gently, he starts caressing your skin with
his thumb and softly interlocking your fingers, and the gesture makes you look
at him by instinct.
“Hey, what’s wrong?” he asks in that sweet tone of voice,
and he’s smiling at you, but it’s not his usual cheeky, playful smile. It’s
soft and full of love and also makes you want to cry for some reason. The fact
that you’re not replying leads him to the conclusion that you’re battling yet
one of those days again, but he asks if anything particular happened to make
sure, as he leads you into a preferably empty room. He drags a blanket out of
the closet and grabs his favorite snack from who knows where it’s the safest in
the Matsuno household. He insists on sharing it with you, regardless of you having appetite or
Asks you if you want him to hold you for a while, and he either pulls
you up to his chest and lets you cry or just feel miserable as he strokes your
back soothingly, or just lays down by your side with the newest volume of
the manga he’s currently reading to keep you company. Won’t really ask you to
talk about it, because he knows at this point that there are no specific
explanations and you don’t know the answer either.
He had tried everything so far, buying you flowers, your favorite food,
bringing you small animals (he ended up with bruises and scratches all over his arms), singing
you a song, writing you a song, etc.,
but even though you smiled at him and told him he’s really sweet and caring,
none of them seem to have actually… worked.
You have to explain to him the feeling just comes and goes, and nothing
can really make you feel better, at least not in the sense Karamatsu thinks,
and he listens intently, wanting to understand your struggles. He decides to
stick with whatever can get you to forget about your current state, even if
it’s just for a little while, so expect him to continue to bring surprise gifts and
shower you with love and affection.
He makes sure you eat and drink well, because “non, non, you have to stay
hydrated, darling”. If the weather is great, he takes you up to the rooftop,
accompanied with his guitar, and sings soft lullabies to you until you doze off
in the sunlight.
He’s very good at making you feel loved and appreciated, and
he will tell you over and over how wonderful he thinks you are and how much you
mean to him. You know that even if he whole world is against you, at least
Karamatsu is by your side.
He probably gets super anxious at the beginning of the relationship, because he doesn’t know what to do, fidgeting around nervously when you
ask him to stay by your side, and it probably makes you feel even more horrible
seeing him like that, so he does his best to research upon the subject and try
to understand what you’re going through the logical way. When he knows what
he’s doing, he turns into a doting mother: reminds you to take your pills (if
you take any), makes sure you have at least some food in your stomach, and
finds a quiet place where you can be alone together.
He offers to watch a movie
with you on Totty’s laptop, and he lets you get comfortable in his embrace, but
he will be sure to position himself so he could still reach your hand. Keeps holding
and rubbing it soothingly the entire time, and he will also glance at you from
time to time to make sure you’re properly immersed in the story, because, hey,
getting your mind off of whatever’s going inside your head seemed to have
helped him in the past, too.
Since he’s also struggling with irrational thoughts on an
everyday basis, he’s the perfect person to actually try and talk to about what
or how you feel. He will be sure to prove you how illogical is what your brain is
whispering to you. Comes over to your place more frequently to see if there’s
any housework he can help with.
You’re probably the one who made him realize he’s suffering
from the same thing, and you’ve been even closer since. You taught him
various ways of how to make it feel less terrible, and he shared you his coping
mechanisms in return. He knows exactly what to do when he finds you in another
really depressive state.
Surprisingly enough, he is the one that tries to make you
put effort into the smallest things, like eating a good meal or taking a
shower, because he knows they will at least physically make you feel a little
better. Offers you a nice, long nap, the proper kind, with pillows and a futon,
and he either holds you close or just flings a leg over yours and puts your
hands together, depending on how you’re feeling. When you wake up, he
insists you take a walk in the sunset. Jyushimatsu often drags him out when he
feels particularly shitty, and in the end, no matter how much pain in the butt
it felt to even get dressed for it, he’s always somewhat glad he did so, and
he figrues it’s gonna be the same for you, too. You two hold hands as you walk
along the river, slowly, steadily, lazily, stopping by to pet cats on the way.
The first time he sees you have a breakdown, it completely
breaks his heart. Your smile and laughter means everything to him, and he tries
so desperately to find something that makes you feel
happy again. He makes funny faces, brings you food, carries you around your
favorite places in town, carries you up a mountain to show you a beautifully
blossoming tree, he would literally bring down the stars for you, but soon he
has to realize none of these will help with your kind of sadness.
After consulting probably either Choromatsu or Ichimatsu, he
now knows how to approach the situation, and he comes up with a very
Jyushimatsu idea of how to keep your company. Whenever you feel so overwhelmed and terrible
you don’t even want to talk to anyone, but still crave human interaction and
some sort of validation of your existence, he lays next to you and draws. Draws
himself riding something that vaguely reminds you of a dolphin to battle. Draws
hilariously hideous stick figures of his brothers and makes a funny story with
them as the protagonists. His art gets more and more detailed until it shifts
into ridiculously detailed caricatures. You reply with your drawings or complete his
masterpieces, and it makes you feel like you’re a kid again, passing funny
notes to each other in class – it feels somewhat liberating. You two fool
around and laugh, even if it’s not a 100% happy laughter, it’s at least there.
When Jyushimatsu sees that ugly dark cloud get the better of you no matter how
hard he tries to distract you from it, he brings a blanket and rolls both you
and himself up into a burrito, and declares nap time. Just sleeping next to him
might make you feel a little better when you wake up.
He thinks about what would he appreciate someone did for him
if he ever were in your shoes, and tries to act accordingly. For starters, he
would love to be pampered to death, obviously, so he, the spoiled littlest
brother, buys, or sometimes even makes you sweets, and does your laundry, and
washes the dishes and takes out the trash. Impressive, isn’t it? It makes Totty
happy, too, because not only is he helping you, but he also feels like he’s
taken the first step towards independence.
And secondly, skincare has never betrayed or disappointed
him, so he suggests you put face masks on and just chill with some drinks and
stare at the ceiling or watch stupid talk shows you can make fun of. The next
step is putting on makeup – if you usually wear makeup, then because of that,
and if you don’t, then because of that. There’s no wrong time or place to be beautiful, Totty claims, and trust him, he’s got skills when it comes to
applying that foundation and mascara. He knows how to put on a killer winged
liner, and he can make it look feminine, masculine, or even neutral.
He snuggles up to you once you’re finished, scrolling
through his feed on his phone and showing you all the stupid stuff and the cute
animals, and you two end up watching funny videos until both of you doze off.
would probably shop at hot topic in a modern au + tell you that my chemical romance is entry level (but he still cries at welcome to the black parade), halloween costume is sexy devil
his personality is how mayo tastes, possibly has a sex dungeon, secretly a huge M who just wants to be punished, reluctantly does a couples costume with nobunaga and goes as a sexy angel, is actually spicy chipotle mayo, damn he a freak
big gay virgin, kinks include taking responsibility and dying honorably, probably doesn't understand the jokes about him wielding spears but laughs anyway, is in a committed relationship with bringing glory to his clan
yukimura's ninja boyfriend, single dad with a son, just wants to do his job and get paid and then be left alone, gets at least 100 messages a day on okcupid and deletes them all without replying, the one you'd pick to fuck in a fmk
the human embodiment of the ":3c" face, Local Playful Jokester Is Actually Using Humor To Hide What Seems To Be An Unnecessarily Dramatic Backstory Which You Must Date Him To Unlock, More At 10
isn't actually a person but is instead multiple dogs in a kimono, not so patient childhood love interest, abandoned the maeda clan to become lord of the friendzone, the one you'd marry in a fmk (he's my fave route so far i have a soft spot for him i'm biased)
precious cinnamon roll, would order drinks from starbucks with extra whipped cream, big gay virgin except he's actually a homosexual. he's gay. he wants to sleep with men. i don't know how much more clearly i or voltage can say this.
daddy, looks like he has it together but is actually a giant mess, loves masamune more than anything else but in less of a gay way than you might expect (still kinda gay tho), not angry just disappointed
into erotic asphyxiation, biggest S out of the whole gang, the one you'd kill in a fmk, does he have any redeeming qualities? any at all? i'm being serious this is an open question why do people like him someone answer me
hotter as a girl, the kind of nerd who's just asking to be shoved into a locker, writes angsty poetry about hating ieyasu in his diary, would rather date hideyoshi but he'll "settle for you i guess"
soft dadcore, has an aesthetic blog, leaves inspirational messages in lipstick on mirrors in girls' bathrooms, beware the nice ones, "will they or won't they?" story except not with you but with shingen
foxy grandpa, creepy uncle you avoid at family gatherings who keeps getting really close to you and asking if you have a boyfriend yet, fifty shades of red, smells like whiskey, sweat, and expensive cologne
frat boy but the kind who makes sure you get home safely, in a poly threesome thing with his own cousin and a man a decade older than them, just an all around good guy with a charming smile and a good sense of humor, bless this man
i think the problem this fandom has is they put the actors of the show on such a high pedestal that when something like bob cancelling due to his health comes up, they're minds go haywire with conspiracies. at the end of the day, bob morley is a human being who has feelings, and fans attacking him and his longtime girlfriend arryn? that's exactly why i'm a fan of the show, mostly of bob morley, but i will never, ever be apart of this fandom. its gross and hateful and we all deserve better.
TBH? With the way this fandom behaves I wouldn’t even be mad if Bob was actually playing hooky. He doesn’t have a reason to lie to us about why he’s there or not, though. And just…the Bob I met at Unity Day, who came out and shook everyone’s hands (something only he and Sachin did), who wanted to stay for the entire Con, who was serious, kind and courteous, who remembered my name hours after meeting so many people, is not out there deliberately trying to avoid his fans.
If he says he can’t make it because he’s sick, I’m going to choose to believe him and if the truth is he’s playing hooky from a work commitment? Good for him.
I like all these theories but serious talk here, is that really Asougi? Maybe the emblem and poses are just red herrings. I say this because I heavily doubt that Barok would allow a Japanese to stand by his side with his intense hatred of them and Asougi would most likely stand for that kind of prejudice. It could be that Asougi has amnesia and thus cannot remember who he is but I'm pretty sure his looks indicates his race.
Alright, do I have a lot to say about this, prepare for a
long post. Reminder, I only have my memory, so I hope I get the details right, but feel free to correct me. I’m
not trying to come to a conclusion here, but just pointing out facts and writing my trains
1. It would make no sense for Asougi to be dead
I’m only assuming this if Takumi didn’t want to repeat the
dead mentorTM trope. Comparing Asougi’s and Mia’s deaths, yes they
both kinda get the ball rolling in their respective games, but Mia’s death was
an actual murder; she was killed for a reason while Asougi’s, as far as we
know, was simply an accident. I know accidents happen, but it seems weird to
put so much effort into developing a character and then killing them off in a
senseless manner. If Asougi is truly dead, well, then I’m expecting for every
one of Shu Takumi’s games for a dead mentor to appear, which will therefore
make future stories pretty predictable don’t yah think?
Also, looking back on AA1 and DGS1, yes, Mia’s death was
tragic while I was playing AA1, but I wondered why I didn’t miss her as much as
I missed Asougi (enough to make a sideblog dedicated to him mind you) and then
I realized Mia did come back in AA1 in the form of Maya channeling her and her
story still continued. There’s still a lot we don’t know about Asougi, so I
think in one way or another, his story at least has to be continued in DGS2.
2. Maybe it’s not Asougi
Okay, this is assuming that Takumi just likes to rip our hearts out
and crush them, maybe it is someone related to Asougi then? The seal on the mask and
on Asougi’s family seal are slightly different, but I still say it’s probably
close enough to point to a family member. And you’re right, the skin tone too is a dead
giveaway that this man is Japanese. I don’t recall if the game explicitly
stated if Asougi had a brother/father (I remember there was speculation on the Morse
code message since it only gave a first initial) but hey, it would definitely
be more of a twist that the masked man being Asougi.
3. What if the masked man and van Zieks know each other?
I know van Zieks has a hatred towards Japanese people, so a
lot of counter arguments is why he would let a Japanese man stand with him at the
bench? Well, way back when DGS1 was coming out, tbh, I though Asougi and van
Zieks were related (but then when I learned their ages, it’s kind of hard to
come up with a valid connection that would make sense) but nonetheless, what if van Zieks and Asougi already knew each other? Van Zieks does mention that he “needed to meet
someone” or something like that, so what if that someone was Asougi? Maybe van
Zieks would make his hatred the exception for someone he knows (even though I
know it was some Japanese man who he trusted that “betrayed” him supposedly.)
Also as a side note, I personally head canon Asougi as
Japanese+White (and this is totally bias since I am myself an Asian+White kid)
so maybe van Zieks wouldn’t necessarily consider him Japanese? I also remember
Asougi mentioning how he didn’t like the Japanese language when talking about
tongue twisters, which I found really odd, ‘cuz why shit on your own language
if you know English (I’m assuming he knows English) ‘cuz English is a clusterfuck of a language. The only reason
I could think of that is if English was your first language, so maybe Asougi
lived in England/London for a good amount before moving to Japan. It would also
explain how it may be possible for him to go undercover in London if he already
knows the area.
As for why Asougi would just stay silent with van Zieks
doing his hatred towards Japanese people thing… it’s probably just for the sake
of the mission? Kind of like when you bite your tongue when your parents say
something racist/sexist/homophobic ‘cuz there’s no point in correcting them
because they won’t change their ways. Either that or it’s all a façade…?
Maybe they released the shots of the masked man so
that we can all start theorizing about Asougi’s return to build up hype for the
game? Regardless of whether it’s Asougi or not, it’s still going
to be an emotional moment when the masked man reveals his true identity. Having
the thought beforehand that this man will be Asougi will either make us cry and
throw confetti or just crush all of our hopes and dreams.
The only thing I don’t agree with is that Asougi has amnesia…
‘cuz how do you end up an assistant to the Grim Reaper of the Old Bailey
if you have amnesia??? Maybe Asougi still remembers his law knowledge, but how
did he even end up with van Zieks in the first place? I guess we can only wait
for DGS2 (and very kind people who understand Japanese who can translate it :3
If you made it this far, thanks for reading all of my ramblings! Feel free to continue the conversation, point out some stuff I missed, or add your own inputs!
It’s always been sjw garbage, you fool. We’re all gay, it’s always been like this. Where have you been?
In all seriousness, this is a fun blog but it’s also a safe place and hate or any kind of not necessarily hateful blah blah sjw pandering nonsense won’t be tolerated, in fact, after this it’ll probably just be promptly deleted, ignored and quickly forgotten about.
I’m a trans, NB, bi boy and Mod Ruby is a nonbinary, not straight person herself, and this blog has always been somewhere that we’ve both been very open about that and had fun and been happy interacting with other LGBT+ individuals and having a fun time bonding over LGBT+ headcanons about the Monster Factory and other Polygon characters, whether they be in a serious or relatively goofy light. Point is, even though this is totally a goof blog, we’re here to have fun and by all means we’re going to express ourselves, mods and followers alike, and have a good time.
We make ourselves and others happy and any intolerance of that over gender and/or orientation-related matters involved, again, won’t be tolerated, buddy. It’s still the same blog it was when you followed it, not terribly sorry to say.
If it bothers you so much, just unfollow us quietly, yeah? Save yourself and us the time and energy.
Honestly I am by no means a violent person, and absolutely do not endorse it. But, something I can only say in reference to fiction, Caleb beating the shit out of Damien was one of the most satisfying things that I have experienced in recent media, even though I'm quite sure that satisfaction was not necessarily the emotion that moment was intended to evoke.
I absolutely do not endorse violence either but…yeah, that was kind of satisfying to write. But by the time we recorded it, it was definitely a very serious and scary thing for all of us.
I (and some other cast members) have been a little surprised by the audience reaction to Episode 39 - I didn’t expect so many people to react so joyfully to Damien’s downfall. I’m not mad about it - I’ve been wanting to bring the guy down a peg - but it definitely caught me off guard. But then I remembered that I’m seeing Episode 39 through the lens of Episode 40 and, well, that changes things.
hello ania! i've been following you for some time and i was checking your motivation tag recently and it's amazing how much you have improved! i was wondering...i've started being serious about drawing a short while ago, so, what helped you in the beginning? i know practice is super important so i'm trying to practise everyday. i have good and bad days, i guess we all do. but sometimes i get lost regarding what to look for or where to start. what do you suggest? thank you, keep up the good work!
hello non! thank you for this kind message :) This is totally normal and yes, we all have good and bad days. In the beginning, my main source of practice was the internet, so use it well!! Look at all the tutorials and websites that are available to you. Looking at youtube tutorial videos are also very useful because it is shown to you how the artist draws.
My most important suggestion would be to do not overthink. Overthinking leads to hours of not knowing what to draw and then you end up wasting your evening sitting and holding a pencil/pen in your hand with an empty canvas (this happens to me a lot so don’t get frustrated). I cannot tell you what to draw or what to look for because everyone has different preferences/ways of drawing but draw what you like. Just start it. Draw for leisure. Draw what you’ve always wanted to draw. When you draw like this, you then realize in the middle of your drawing ‘oh i really need to practice hands wow’ or ‘i need to change up my poses more’. You start to create your own path based on what you think you need to practice most.
Here are some resources I’ve linked that help:
I recommend this youtube channel, he was my first and one of the only youtube artists I learned from. Amazing work he does! His art is very stylized though, so do not fall into the trap of drawing his way of doing, but he does a good job of explaining the basics and from there, you can develop your own way.
@anyekoma is my art inspiration blog, you can follow it if its something that you’re looking for :). I recommend making a sideblog of posts that inspire you to draw when you scroll through your tumblr. Super helpful.
A website that lets you visualize and customize a body shape to how you want. In case you are struggling with body shapes.
I just checked and I have over a thousand followers! Thank you all so much! I feel like we should celebrate somehow? If you have ideas, let me know. In the meantime, as always, I love you all! If you have requests for moodboards (or other things, I’m open to exploring new kinds of content) feel free to let me know! also submit your demi memes to me. the world needs more memes
Hello, first of all: Thank you for your Blog. It concerned me quite some time that everyone takes Ace for some careles dork. But considering his past and everything he got through (his father-issue, practicly having to raise Luffy etc.), I think he is way more serious and mature. And - by far - more intelligent than everyone thinks. So what are your takes on that? And who of the other Characters would enjoy knowledge? As for Ace, I think he would even like a smart/intellectual s/o for their wits
Awww, thank you!
I think at first, when Ace first comes in, it does seem like he’s kind of careless. In a similar fashion to Luffy, but later one, when we learn more, that’s not the case at all.
He’s not careless about others, particularly those he cares for, but he IS careless about himself. Even Shanks made a comment on it, on how it’s just like what Roger has done. As in, once a certain line is crossed, he DEFENDS, and refuses to let someone past him to hurt those behind him. (Whitebeard had pretty much the same ideal(s).)
He is serious and mature, though it’s obvious that he can enjoy himself. He plays it down, much like Shanks does. They both sit back and chill, but when push comes to shove, they ACT. Couple that with his still struggling issues with his self-esteem, and of course he down-plays it.
I do think he’d like someone with some intelligence (Though not an absolute GENIUS), but also a kind/patience and caring heart. But also able to get him to laugh, and pull him out of a self-imposed kind of dark place of his mind when his low self-esteem and such eats at him.
As for who of the other characters would enjoy knowledge, that list is REALLY long. xD LMAO It also depends on what you would define as ‘intelligence’. There’s book smarts and street smarts and the kind of ‘classic’ example of differing intelligence. There’s also work kind of things: Like being good with machines, or wood work, making toys, black smithing/etc.
I’ll open this by saying it isn’t as though I’ve never done the things I’m about to talk about, just that I’ve learned and stopped and that I encourage others to do the same.
A lot of people check the tags of things they post. And chances are, unless the post itself is some kind of serious criticism, they love the thing they’re posting about. They may not find it perfect - you don’t know. Focusing on negativity is exhausting, and a lot of people are in fandom for, y’know, fun.
So please don’t put things even in just your tags about your criticisms and negativity about The Thing. That includes backhanded compliments on fanworks. Backhanded like “I wish this was canon instead” or “This would have been so much better.”
Not necessarily for all, but certainly for many people, that’s just disappointing. It’s crapping on the thing they love. You might think you’re complimenting them and their idea, but what you’re really doing is putting down the source material and thus making fun of the person’s interests, whether you intend that or not.
Just… Unless the language of the original post is inviting criticism of The Thing, please don’t put it down, even in your tags, even if you mean it as a compliment to the OP.