After rewatching ep 1 of Voltron for the nth time, I just started to think about something.
So basically I relate a lot to Keith, and one of the things I noticed is that in ep 1, is that Keith tends to stay close to Shiro and/or Lance. I’m assuming because those are the people he is more comfortable with. I mean, If I got stuck in space with a group of random people I would totally stay close to those I know better. Thank you very much.
Point is, I never saw Keith show he knew Hunk. Even during the bike chasing scene he calls Hunk “Big guy”
Which makes me think that Keith doesn’t know (or remember) Hunk.
Now there are two options here. 1) Keith and Lance were in a different class from Hunk’s 2) They were all in the same class
I personally believe more in the second option since in Pidge’s flashbacks, when we see Lance and Hunk at the garrison, they clearly knew each other, and from the “hasta la later, Keith” we know that they both knew Keith.
Either way, Hunk wasn’t around Keith enough time for him to remember him but on the other hand, when Keith appears and Lance says “It’s Keith” Hunk immediately replies “Keith? You sure?” while pidge goes “Who’s Keith!” which leaves you with the idea that Hunk knew exactly who Keith was.
And how did he know that?
Definitely not because he was friends with him because Keith would have remembered him for sure. But because Lance talked to Hunk about Keith. It’s pretty canon if you ask me.
Just want to note that Lance probably only talked about how he was going to beat Keith’s ass or kept declaring his rivalry. But point is, he certainly talked a lot about Keith, for Hunk to know exactly who Lance was talking about in that split moment.
B R U H. I thank you for asking this but also feel bad for you for asking this because I am about to do The Most™.
Latts is cuter. Willy (in all honesty) is more physically attractive, but there’s something about Latts. He’s so Good and Lovely while also being a Thirst Trap, and Tom just seems more like the Hot Douche™
*wishes i was alzy* gentl
softe family photo (ofc with a dog)
softe and artsy and good with kids i lov
end me plz
PREPARE TO BE SHOOK (aka examples of thirst trap latta)
I don’t know exactly when or how the discourse around
cultural appropriation got expanded to encompass trauma survivors. The logic
seems to go like this: we’re all more or less in agreement that it’s wrong to
lay claim to the racially specific experiences of marginalised groups to which
you don’t belong. Surely the same thing
applies to trauma: if you don’t share personally in the experience, you’ve got
no right to talk about it. Leave those stories to the people who’ve actually
lived them. Stay in your lane.
But here’s the thing: survivorhood is not a stable identity
marker in the way that something like race is. ‘Appropriation’ is only a
relevant concept when the experience we’re talking about is an exclusive one.
It is impossible for, say, a non-Chinese person to ever become ethnically
Chinese, or to understand from personal experience what it is like to live as a
Chinese person. By contrast it is very, very
possible for a non-survivor to become a survivor. That’s … actually kind of
the whole point of trauma, you know? The ‘in-group’ is an open and
ever-changing roll call that spreads itself out across all demographics. People
can and do become members of the group overnight.
Given those circumstances, there’s something very ugly about
the idea of trying to claim ownership over the universal human experience of
trauma. People who’ve never lived through trauma themselves have a legitimate stake
in trauma narratives because they’re aware – assuming they possess normal,
adaptive levels of foresight and caution – that it could just as easily happen
to them as anybody.
How do you identify a person as a survivor or a non-survivor?
Trauma is an inherently subjective experience; a person can suffer catastrophic
psychological damage from an incident that a different person, under different
circumstances, might completely brush off. There are people who’ve survived extremely
painful and dangerous ordeals but who wouldn’t dream of identifying with any
kind of survivor ‘community’. There are people who’ve been legitimately
traumatised by an ordeal so small and strange that they feel like impostors if
they call it ‘trauma’ at all. There are people with second-hand trauma, people
who’ve survived ‘near miss’ incidents, people who’ve lived relatively safe
lives but still live in fear of the endless ‘what-ifs’. All of those people
have perfectly good reasons to want to talk about trauma, to share stories
about it, to create their own narratives about what trauma means and how they
should interact with it. They have no moral obligation to defer to any old
stranger who comes along claiming superior trauma credentials.
Locking people out of conversations unless they clear some
arbitrary bar of ‘traumatised enough’ isn’t just misguided – it’s damaging and
offensive. It others people with traumatic personal histories and creates an artificial
gulf between ‘survivors’ and ‘non-survivors’. It discourages empathy by
treating trauma as something that happens to a distinct group of People Who
Aren’t You. It pressures people who’ve lived through trauma to embrace the
abuse that’s been inflicted on them as a defining aspect of their identity. It
demands that people who are already suffering subject themselves to painful
scrutiny over whether their experiences have been bad enough to ‘count’.
And I can’t speak for anyone else, but let me tell you: I
have spent an upsetting amount of time in so-called ‘progressive’ circles
feeling obliged to carry my pain around like a pass card in my wallet, ready to
pull out for inspection whenever someone challenges my right to speak or read
or write about trauma. It’s messed up. Trauma is not an axis of marginalisation,
it’s not the domain of any one minority, and it’s sure as hell not a
debate-hall trump card. We need to do better.
Headcanon that Phoenix has a tendency to massage people when they’re upset. Like, he just puts his hands on some part of their body & starts massaging there, all throughout the conversation. He’s been doing this since childhood & he’s c o m p l e t e l y unaware of it. He even does it to his clients, so long as he can actually stand them.
Maya figures it out pretty quickly. Sometimes she acts upset just so she can get a free shoulder massage from Phoenix. Same with Trucy, except she gets head massages because Phoenix likes the feel of her hair. The first time it happened to Apollo, he flipPED OUT internally because how??? is he supposed to handle this????? But he didn’t say anything to Phoenix b/c Phoenix gives a really good wrist massage like holy bracelet this man has the hands of a god.
Also, Edgeworth has known all along. As soon as he & Phoenix were back on friendly terms with each other, the second Phoenix saw Edgeworth upset over even the slightest thing, he just kinda. grabbed Edgeworth’s hand & started massaging his palm & internally Edgeworth was thinking, “finally, that hand has been cramping up lately.” Edgeworth would charter a private jet for a Phoenix Wright hand massage.
Here I am watching an American show called The Americans and this guy turns up and I’m like “God, he looks uncannily like this other guy on this Aussie show that I should be watching but have fallen behind on, ahahahah – WAIT IS IT HOLY FUCK IT IS, WHAT THE EVERLOCKING FUCK?!”
I can’t believe there’s a goddamned Aussie on my fave show and I didn’t even know.