On the train of thought of what else can the Lions do, why don’t the Paladins know already? You would think that if they’re supposed to actually learn to fight with Voltron, there would be some kind of instruction manual on everything that the Lions and Voltron can do. Like it’s really hard to use something to its full potential when you don’t even know what it can do. So why don’t they know? Part of it is yeah, probably part of the narrative because this is a TV show that we’re all watching and so as the Paladins learn so does the audience, but there has to be a good reason for why they don’t know all the things the Lions/Voltron can do. So if there is a legit, in-universe reason for why they don’t know, that implies one of two things. Either Allura and Coran don’t know what the Lions or Voltron can really do, or they’re deliberately not telling the Paladins. It’s a little weird that they wouldn’t know what the Lions/Voltron can do if it’s the first option, since it seems like Alfor set it so that Allura would be there to explain Voltron to the new Paladins, whenever they showed up. Plus, like half of her appearance in episode 1 was her explaining to the Paladins all about Voltron, so she seems pretty knowledgeable already. Of course, there is the option that Allura’s training in Voltron was cut short by Zarkon, and there is also the option that Allura doesn’t actually know what the Lions can do because its endemic to each Paladin/Lion combo and therefore changes, like how each Bayard takes a form unique to each Paladin. And, of course, it seems like the Lions have a say in when they let their Paladin know they can do some stuff, so there’s that. But then why wouldn’t the Lions show their Paladins stuff during training instead of when they’re in the middle of battle, like with Keith and Hunk? Not to mention why Coran wouldn’t know this stuff already, since he’s older than Allura and was probably more prepared than she was for various stuff about Voltron. And if the second option, that Allura and Coran aren’t telling the Paladins deliberately, that opens up a whole other can of worms. I’m hesitant to go the “I don’t trust Allura and Coran” route because that goes against my gut feelings for trusting them, plus the other stuff I’ve already said that I still believe, but it’s still weird. Unless it’s like just an Altean thing to kind of “Idk let them figure it out as they go,” but that also goes against Allura’s whole training spiel in episode 1. There are too many options and sub options and honestly I have no idea which one is the most valid hypothesis at this time so yeah just give me season two already.

I want you to know that it is not always easy to love me. That sometimes my chest is a field full of landmines, and where you went last night, you can’t go tomorrow. There is no manual, there is no road map, no help line you can call; my body does not come with instructions, and sometimes even I don’t know what to do with it. This cannot be easy. But still, you touch me anyway.
—  Ivan E. Coyte

Maybe it be easier if we all came with an instruction manual to show us when it’s appropriate to cry in front of someone else. I need an oil change every five years or else my heart stops ticking on time. A kiss on the neck mean self-destruct. Trace my back and I’ll start hydroplaning.

Thumb through this how-to-pamphlet on how to keep your fingers from shaking when you were sitting beside a boy who can say your name just right, and let me know what page I should go to when I want to know how to survive this winter without burning all of these matches just to relight my own eyes.

How do you keep the monsters at bay? Check page 67. How do you cook a Thanksgiving turkey without dropping it on the floor and making your mother cry? Turn to page 18.

What number do I call if someone replaced my bones with broken glass?, Because I don’t think insurance covers that.

I’m an old model. A 1994 edition of a car that you probably didn’t want in the first place.

This radio doesn’t have all the stations and the glove compartment doesn’t even have any gloves in it but I can promise you at least this:

I will never fail to inflate my lungs for you when you’re 100 miles deep, heading headfirst towards a telephone pole,

——— screaming ———

Because you have pulled out all your own brakes.

—  Shinji Moon, The Anatomy of Being —- Instruction Manual

how to use a 35mm film with lomography holga 120n - a diy manual

grateful4thelight asked me how i shot a 35mm color film through a holga which is built for medium format film. nothing easier, but what’s the clue of it? the fun is, that you 1) get visible sprockets which can add an interesting frame to your images and 2) you get the impression of panorama shots 3) you don’t need to buy the lomography sprocket rocket, too, which does exactly the same

all you need to do is to follow the following simple instructions:

  1. cover the frame counter window on the back with black tape from both sides. use more than one layer. the more the better.
  2. prepare a long, approx. 1.5 cm broad slip of soft cardboard, coil it up to a thickness of approx. 1.3 cm. do the same with a shorter slip to a size of 1.5 x 1.5 x 0.4cm. prepare a piece of 4mm thick felt of approx. 6 x 1,5cm size. soft cardboard is also possible.
  3. use ducktape to fix the film roll on a medium format reel
  4. put the film roll on its place, use the cardboard and the felt to fix it tightly. it mustn’t slip out of place even if you tighten the film.
  5. close the back cover and go out shooting.
  6. if you want to avoid double exposures and frame overlaps use the winding knob slowly and count 30 crack sounds. you should get perfectly seperated frames by this (valentine-winter shared this secret with me).
  7. don’t forget, that you cannot wind back the roll. you need to remove it from the camera in a dark room, a changing bag or under a very thick blanket at night, and wind it back manually into the film can.

have fun and share your results.