I’m a little disappointed in the second season of this cartoon. Do not get me wrong, the animation is still excellent and the plot is okay.
But… WERE THE HELL IS STRICKLER???
He appears only in two episodes. In one it’s not even the right Strickler, but his version from alternative past!
And in the final episode, he appears for one minute at the very end and says only one sentence!
So he does not have his storyline this season! I waited a whole year and what did I get? My favorite character is not here without any reason. By the way, Barbara does not have her storyline this season too. She appears for two minutes in almost every episode, but her character is just a decoration and that’s it.
When and why did Gunmar kill all the Changelings? We did not even see their conflict! In
one episode, he trusted Otto, and in the next episode he exterminated
them all (well, okay, Nomura, NotEnrique and Strickler
And for the sake of God, why did Usurna become a villain? What is her motive? She was a wise ruler last season, what and when changed?
I do not understand.
Worse, I do not know when the third season will come. Del Toro wants to create a cartoon about aliens and another one about wizards, so … no trolls in the next couple of years? I hope not.
Because I love this child and he needs more love, especially his relationship with Yuuri ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
While Phichit is an incredibly friendly lovable cinnamon roll, he won’t stand for anything threatening his best friend Yuuri, even if the threat happens to be someone Yuuri loves. Yuuri clearly adores the Victor he knows now (just as much as he idolized the distant figure in the past), but Phichit won’t forget how much Victor hurt Yuuri in the past, unintentional or not.
I headcanon that on top of being a skilled figure skater, Phichit is an academic genius who skipped grades and entered college in Detroit super early where he met Yuuri, which explains their long acquaintance despite the age difference. He is very, VERY protective of Yuuri. I’ll put up a more detailed headcanon post later (and if there’s interest, possibly prequel comic of pre-YOI anime Detroit college days).
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Avoid collaborations with dubious monetized YouTube channel GeekyComTV
I’ve held my tongue about this channel for almost a month and I can’t frickin’ do it anymore. This is a call out post.
[WHY?] To make a long story short, this user has been posting videos for over a year now, using miraculous art. Although in some cases he has asked permission to repost, he began monetizing [making money off of] his videos at some point without notifying any of the artists.
None of the artists agreed to monetization.
@maristoryart is only one of many artists that reported him upon finding the monetization, but for some reason, Geeky has focused on her as the reason his channel is being reported [for a second time at least, since this isn’t the first account he has lost]…
GeekyComTV’s creator has resorted to blackmail, to defamation, to actual threats, and finally to identity theft, in an attempt to bully mari and others into complying with his wishes.
It’s gross and it is NOT okay.
[^^^ just 20 of the 200+ videos being monetized]
[WHY? part 2: the long version] And now the entire thing. Strap in and get ready to get real damn mad…
i know season 3 was something of a sucker punch for a lot of us. Shiro was completely gone, and when he did come back he was… wrong. i think most of us can agree that the Shiro we got back wasn’t the Real Shiro - not the Shiro we’ve known and loved for two seasons.
however you feel about Clone-Shiro or Kuron or The Winter Paladin (whatever you want to call him), he’s not our Shiro. Our Shiro is still out there somewhere, and we still don’t know where he is and what happened to him, and that’s really tough and i miss our adorable confused dork a whole heck of a lot.
it doesn’t help that the run-up to this season was marked by a lot of fans arguing for such-and-such a character to permanently take over as Black Paladin. as if Shiro was only ever a stop-gap Paladin, or a placeholder for someone else. Shiro disappeared and whilst Shiro stans spent the hiatus desperately wondering if he was okay and coming back, other fans spent their time arguing for their own fave to take Shiro’s spot on the team. i had to endure a lot of meta explaining how Shiro was a “bad leader” and why some other character (usually Keith, let’s be honest) was actually much better suited to be Black Paladin and leader of Voltron. i had to endure a lot of concern-trolling along the lines of “Shiro will be much happier if he doesn’t have to lead! being a Paladin hurts him! he needs to step down so he can rest!”
and then season 3 dropped and it seemed to play out exactly as those people wanted. Keith got to lead Voltron and pilot the Black Lion. “Shiro” came back and named Keith as the “true Paladin” of Black. Team Voltron got a reshuffle, and there was no room in the new line-up for Shiro.
that hurt a lot. i’m not gonna lie about that. after all the build-up and development we got for Shiro and the Black Lion over the first two seasons, the pain of seeing her reject Shiro - even as a fake clone version of him - is very real and very raw.
i stand by the meta i have written about Shiro and the Black Lion. i stand by all of it. there are multiple signs and clear pointers across the first two seasons of Voltron that confirm, very clearly, that Shiro is the Black Lion’s true Paladin and the rightful leader of Voltron. and there are plenty of signs in season 3 that Keith is not the rightful Paladin of the Black Lion.
look at how much Keith struggled with piloting Black the first time he flew her, and how hard he found it to form Voltron. Shiro didn’t have that problem. he could fly the Black Lion straight away - just like Keith could fly the Red Lion straight away. because Keith is made for Red, and Shiro is made for Black, and Shiro is made to lead Voltron - which is why he was able to rally the team and form Voltron the first time he ever flew his Lion.
he’s a natural. a natural for Black Paladin and a natural for leader of Voltron.
Shiro and the Black Lion did not go through all the bonding and heartache and struggle they did over the first two seasons just so Shiro could step aside for someone else. Keith has not bonded with Black the way Shiro has. he never will - because he can’t. she’s not his Lion. his true Lion is Red, and eventually he will end up piloting the Red Lion again - and he’ll be much happier for it, because Red actually suits him and works well with him and gets him.
i know in my bones that Shiro is the only true Black Paladin and the only rightful leader of Voltron. i’m confident that he will be back on the show eventually, and that when he’s back he’ll once again be the Black Paladin and leader. that scene where he retrieves his bayard from Zarkon doesn’t lie. it’s powerful and meaningful and it illustrates very clearly that Shiro is the one true Paladin of the Black Lion. there is no debate about this.
Shiro is the only true Black Paladin. i’ll say it as many times as it takes. i’ll scream it into the void if i have to.
Shiro is gone for now, and in his absence a lot of people are going to argue that he’s a terrible leader and Keith is doing a much better job of it, or that Not Shiro is somehow “better” than the Shiro we know and love because he stood aside for Keith, or that Shiro when he comes back will be “happier” and “better suited” to flying a different Lion or not flying a Lion at all.
those people are wrong. we know they’re wrong. Shiro’s rightful place on the team is in the Black Lion, leading Voltron. again: i’ll say it as many times as it takes.
but Shiro isn’t around right now to prove that it’s true. we only have Not Shiro, and the memory of Shiro from seasons 1 and 2. people can say what they like about him right now and can’t defend himself because he’s not in the show and the team seems to be very much going along without him.
but i’m not going to let people slander Shiro in his absence. i’m not going to let people drag him down and criticise him and sideline him and call him useless and worthless and a spare wheel.
Shiro needs us right now. he’s been a source of comfort and validation and reassurance and healing for a lot of us in the two seasons we’ve had him on the show - and now he’s gone and people are coming for him hard in his absence and he needs us. he needs us to step up and push back and not let people slander his character whilst they hand his role to someone else. we need to defend him and praise him and name him for what he is: the Black Paladin, the decisive head of Voltron, the leader of the team and the only true pilot of the Black Lion.
he’d do the same for any one of us. now we have to do the same for him. we can’t give up on him. we have to keep fighting, just like Shiro would.
so until the new season drops in October, i will defend Shiro with my life. i will post as much positive Shiro content as i can, and i’ll be tagging everything as ‘black paladin shiro’ - because that’s who Shiro is. and anyone who wants to come at me and tell me that Shiro isn’t the real leader and he’s not the real Black Paladin is gonna get hit with every single word of meta i’ve ever written about Shiro and the Black Lion and Shiro’s importance to the team and the show and the fans.
i’m not gonna sit here and take it. Shiro would want us to fight, and that’s what i’m going to do.
Shiro is the only true Black Paladin, and anyone who wants to argue otherwise can meet me in the pit
Hi Kibou, I'm not sure if you're taking requests right now or not, but... if it's possible, could you draw the penguin Grape-kun next to the character Hululu from Kemono friends? Grape-kun passed away today and I've been feeling down about it, so I was wondering if you could draw him and Hululu as somewhat of a tribute to him. If not, that's okay.
Mates maybe it’s just because I’m sitting here @ 5 am after a shitty night’s sleep listening to the Falsettos cast album and I’m Feeling A Lot Of Strong Emotions but like. Christian Borle has SUCH a nice voice. Like I’m sure this has already been said but. It’s just. So Nice. The dynamics of it are so powerful and boundless (like compare the volumes/timbres of “you can sing a different song” with “LET’S GOOOOOOO” like that VERSATILITY) and the tone of it is so lovely and like he can literally sing a rock ballad or a depressing lullaby and it still WORKS what how why anyway I’m cryign give more love to Christian Borle’s beautiful voice 2k17