I can't believe keith is so emo he writes emo notes to his missing bf and puts them on his wall so he can look at them and feel more emo!!!
the end phrase of both notes are DEFINITELY repeated.
like…. okay. maybe the animators just copy and pasted the text twice onto multiple notes but ….. there are things that have been torn off that wall too. and there are things that just kind of make me think it isn’t and keith has written this out multiple times. it’s just really interesting tbh…..
also a few things worth consideration to build on this whole discussion and it’s all to do with the speech inflection + phrasing of words:
- “where -…were you”. the inflection there is so damn significant you can hear his voice cracks it’s like the words are pouring out and he has to stop himself like if you listen a few times you can hear he kind of stops it’s v short and quick like after saying “where” then there’s a slight pause and he continues. paired with his troubled expression it really does highlight something vulnerable in his face here.
- “i was kinda… lost, and found myself drawn out to this place”
well that’s a pretty deep frown. nOW THIS IS SOMETHING I REALLY WANT TO TALK ABOUT THOUGH. bc keith does hesitate for a slight second and it’s really damn significant when he does this with his speech even if it’s slight bc keith is so direct and pretty imperative when he speaks like sometimes he even chops out words from sentences to keep momentum and get to the point faster, and he doesn’t often falter (im not talking about the stuttering he does sometimes which is often paired with lying or averting the truth - that’s a different Zone of his speech).
i mean times where he hesitates in a context that is painted quite emotional and keith is the focus of the scene for the audience. there are a few key times this has happened and it’s like !!!!!! WOAH!!!! bc it says so much and this is more of Mini Version of these which is really exciting to me bc keith breaking his usual speech patterns and deviating even for a second says a lot imo. also we should take into account what his expression looked like before he started talking about Himself and his personal situation following the loss of shiro:
once he mentions garrison:
you can see a few things happening most notably his eyebrows creasing, and eyes no longer look up but casting down. you can’t really see it with the shots but if you play the frames back his head does actually tilt down too.
easiest to kind of see here. he goes from looking up to looking down both with his head and eyes.
also look at that collar jfc keith ily
- “then you showed up”
there’s a bit of a pause here where they look at each other and silence falls. shiro breaks eye contact very deliberately with keith whilst keith keeps his eyes fixed on shiro:
idk about anyone else here but to me at least it looks like shiro is considering for a second the impact of his absence on keith. like the way his eyes shift and his expression changes it looks like he’s piecing something together himself here.
then shiro kind of flounders, turning to the others to introduce himself if you hear how he’s speaking he doesn’t actually sound that confident until the end of his sentence “i should-… thank you all” .
he also mirrors exactly what keith does with “where-..were you” / which is slowing down and pausing at the start of the sentence before putting it back together. so it’s plausible to suggest that what he’s seen here/ what he’s thinking about has clearly made some sort of impression on him enough to throw him off for a second.
yes granted we have to take into account everything the day has had in store for him, but it’s the Considering Look + everything about these frames that makes sense for it to be linked to keith’s words.
so yeah. i think the notes are repeated intentionally and keith wrote it out twice. it’s clear that whilst he really endured and kept going, whilst he did some incredible work out in the desert and tried to realign his focus and channel his chaotic energy and direction into something (this is something i really wanna meta on hardcore hhHHHh) he was obviously shaken and affected deeply by the loss of shiro from his life.
basically we see a pattern here for these scenes and a few more at the start of S1E1, and that’s the fact that every time the conversation turns to shiro’s return keith’s voice changes and his expression softens you can hear it. you can see it. all im saying is that it shows sincere open emotions and care.