A plethora of Obi-Wan/Satine historical AU portraits!
(if I’m going to draw them repeatedly anyway, might as well involve some historical costuming practice while I’m at it, right?)
From the top:
Medieval AU (~12th century) - He’s a Templar, she’s a princess who opposes the Crusades. Given the eventual fate of the Knights Templar, this thing writes itself, right?
Musketeers AU (1630s) - Swashbuckling, courtly intrigue, seems legit.
Napoleonic Wars AU (early 1800s) - French aristocrat and British officer - he helped her escape France during the Revolution, now the war with Bonaparte is keeping them apart.
Victorian AU (turn of the 19th century) - He’s a philosophy professor, she’s a wealthy suffragette (this one might not be totally angsty as long as absolutely no one has tuberculosis).
WWII espionage AU (1940s) - CYOA if the cassock is a disguise or if he’s actually a priest for maximum angst and forbidden love. (Not sure if she’s holding forged papers or code books - basically, spies.)
Out of all the 00 cyborgs, 007 has the single best superpower. It’s downplayed because he’s a comic relief character and messes up a lot, but his superpower is still the best.
Through shapeshifting GB has access to Jet, Geronimo and Pyunma’s primary abilities - excluding Jet’s accelerator, of course - and is additionally capable of tunneling as efficiently as Chang. This has been demonstrated in the original canon. Aside from that it’s excellent for infiltration and camouflage, as well as several different battlefield applications.
This has been my opinion for some time, but as of Call of Justice, GB’s skillset has only gotten more useful:
I believe this is the first series that asserts that unlike every other member of the group, GB is not actually part machine (which would technically make him not a cyborg but whatever) rendering him immune to weapons specifically designed to affect machines.
Additionally, going beyond simple camouflage, he is now evidently capable of passing through solid matter. He even enters a locked room through the wall at one point (despite being helplessly trapped in a different locked room earlier, because Call of Justice is not very well written).
Just imagine what it would be like if Joe had this power instead. He’s already the most capable cyborg though his superpower is arguably the least versatile (not to mention least unique, since Jet has acceleration and flight). If he had GB’s ability, he wouldn’t even need the rest of the team.
When Danny first became half ghost, I think that he wasn’t sure whether he was dead or not. Half-ghost being such a contradiction and all, Danny would have also not considered it a possibility until he figured it out for himself. He might not have figured it out until later, when he started encountering other ghosts and he realized that he was different. With his powers being really unstable, he’d have been wreck trying to keep himself human and normal. What does it mean for him, in those first couple months, when he can’t succeed?
I think this also explains why he didn’t come straight to his parents for help right from the beginning- what if he /is/ dead? He already knows how much his parents hate ghosts. Imagine, after the accident, Danny hearing and really /listening/, with newly sensitive ears, to his parents go on and on about hunting ghosts and what their weapons do and what they’d do to ghosts if they had one in captivity. Danny being positive that telling his parents ‘btw I died a week ago and now I’m a ghost’ would not go over well. His parents would definitely have experimented on him, if not just because he’s a ghost, but to try to figure him out and 'fix’ him.
Just… imagine Danny, in ghost form, clutching at his chest, feeling for his heartbeat and chanting to himself that he’s still alive, but he’s not sure that he believes himself.
So I’m reading Days Without End by Sebastian Barry at the moment and it’s giving me a lot of emotions about, like, landscapes and crossdressing.
I have been reading a lot lately and I keep meaning to do some sort of book roundup, except mostly I don’t have much to say about the books I read unless I feel fannish in which case I will say it in fic. But, like. This book is pretty good. It has sky in it.