Ahh, this year passed by so fast, I still feel yesterday was May!! I think this year was better than 2013, except for few things and my health was basically a disaster this year! ww;;;…. But I met a lot of amazing people this year, and I had a lot of fun with online friends and irl friends, and I think that’s what I appreciate the most about this year!!
To be honest, I’m not ready to leave 2014 yet, but I also can’t wait for 2015 (July especifically) because I’ll be able to meet a lot of friends at AX! So I’m pretty excited for that!! ^p^b
I hope everyone have a good year, and I hope you can accomplish all your resolutions for this new year!
Again, Thank you so much for all your love and support along the year! I feel so loved thanks to all of you and you always motivate me to keep drawing (and procrastinating!). I’ll do my best this year too!! 。゜(つω｀）゜。
so for anyone confused about the ages/situations of various Heights characters, these are all of the character breakdowns:
USNAVI DE LA VEGA 24 year old owner of De La Vega’s Bodega, his parents emigrated from the Dominican Republic and have since passed away. He lives with Abuela Claudia (Grandmother Claudia), who isn’t actually his grandmother but they are as close as family. Usnavi is in love with Vanessa and remains the eyes and ears of his Washington Heights neighborhood.
NINA ROSARIO 19 year old Nina has just finished her freshmen year at Stanford University. She is the daughter of Kevin and Camilia Rosario. Nina is the only member of her family and friends who made it to college. She is best friends with Vanessa and a beacon of hope and inspiration to all who know her; she represents the opportunity outside of “the heights.”.
KEVIN ROSARIO In his forties and owner of Rosario Car and Limousine, Kevin is a husband to Camilia and father to Nina. While Kevin was born and raised in Arecibo, Puerto Rico, he immigrated to New York City with Camilia. Kevin immediately started working to provide a better life for his newly- arrived family. He is stubborn, hot tempered at times and can be quick to act without thoughts of repercussions.
CAMILIA ROSARIO Also in her forties, she is the co-owner of Rosario Car and Limousine with her husband Kevin. Also from Arecibo, Puerto Rico, she fell in love with Kevin at 19 and immigrated with him to New York City. She is cool-headed yet keeps a subtle but strong leash on Kevin. Her daughter Nina has just returned for the summer from her first year at Stanford.
BENNY Now a 24 year old cab driver for Rosario Car and Limousine, he once was a street punk and hoodlum, often finding himself in trouble. Kevin saw promise in Benny and helped shape him into a responsible, hard-working young man. Benny has enormous respect for Kevin and sees him as a father figure. Eventually falling in love with Nina, Benny sees a future for them by becoming a businessman. He and Usnavi are best friends.
VANESSA A 19 year old shampoo girl and Daniela’s Salon, Vanessa is strong, intelligent and grew up with Benny and Usnavi. Though Usnavi would like to be something more than Vanessa’s “friend”, he has never made any attempt. Vanessa dreams of leaving to create her own life away from her alcoholic mother.
SONNY 15 years old and Usnavi’s cousin, Sonny is spending the summer working for Usnavi at the bodega. He usually hangs out on the street with his friend Graffiti Pete but avoids trouble. He is an extremely intelligent young man who strives to emulate Usnavi. Passionate to solve the social and economic problems of the city, he is someone that needs guidance or risks ending up a street punk.
ABUELA CLAUDIA In her late 60’s, she raised Usnavi after his parents passed away and continues to live with him. She emigrated from Cuba when she was very young. Of all the characters, Abuela Claudia has been in “the Heights” the longest. She struggled to learn English, struggled to find work and in turn has helped others who have followed in her path. She is clearly the matriarch of the neighborhood.
DANIELA In her thirties, she is the owner of Daniela’s Salon. Savvy to say the least, she is quick witted, brassy and outspoken. While she retains a motherly relationship with Vanessa, she remains the gossip queen of the neighborhood. Non-nonsense, she has built a successful business but is being forced of the neighborhood because of rent hikes.
CARLA In her mid-twenties, she is a hairdresser at Daniela’s Salon. Born and raised in Queens, she is a pure, sweet, innocent, and loving woman who is devoted to her family and friends though she is easily taken advantage of because of her naivety. She and Daniela are best friends.
GRAFFITI PETE An 18-year old graffiti artist and the nemesis of Usnavi, he is always hanging out on the streets, dancing to his boom box music, spraying any surface he can. Usnavi is unhappy that Sonny and Graffiti Pete are friends because Graffiti Pete epitomizes everything that Usnavi hopes that Sonny will not grow up to be.
PIRAGUA GUY In his-mid thirties, he walks the hot and humid streets of Washington Heights selling piraguas (flavored ice shavings) to earn a living. He represents a rhythm of the islands in the big city.
Sometimes, Gavin dreams of forests and darkness and teeth.
There was a long stretch, after he came back from the dead, where he didn’t sleep at all. He was scared he wouldn’t wake up. That seems a reasonable fear, doesn’t it? Sleep too close to death. Awake too close to dreaming - to the paranoid fear that none of this was ever real, is just some sort of hallucinated afterlife, and in reality he is gone, long deep in the ground, and the others mourn him.
That is all stupid, of course. It’s been a year, and he’s slept and woken more than enough times to know that it is safe.
((A Revelation to round up ALL Revelations in this chapter as Zeref reveals the true identity of E.N.D, and that he is no longer residing in the book like most had assumed.))
SO…on top of the fact that Natsu’s 400 years old ((which explains a lot in the Fighting Festival Arc when he couldn’t get past Freed’s Runes)), he’s ‘technically’ the Guild Master of Tartaros, was the one who Igneel fought and lost against, AND is the one that Gray intends to kill to fulfill the task his father left to him.
Thinking about how things have turned out, it really is ironic since it’s similar to the time when we’d all assumed Zeref was asleep, but in fact he wasn’t.
It makes you wonder if Igneel knew what he really was, and whether he intended to kill him before developing affection towards him as his son. ((Though we’ll probably never know NOW unless we conveniently have something of his that would-*GASP* HIS SCARF. 83…*ahem* but I digress…))
As the cogs of fate continue to wind down to the battle that will decide the destiny of this world, what will be the inevitable fate of Natsu who has no idea of the tragic role he may play that could lead them all down the path towards destruction?
As you grow up and the years pass you experience many complicated moments in the sport and you come to realise that it’s not all about winning or losing. There are far more important things in life than winning or playing a football match or winning a trophy. Obviously I love winning and I always try to achieve all the targets we set ourselves at the start of the year but if you don’t meet those targets I think the important thing is that you tried.You shouldn’t let a result affect the way you enjoy life.
I feel like every teacher should have a get out of jail free card–an absence with no questions asked, and you don’t have to do any work to prep for it. A stay-home-from-school-without-guilt-and-without-making-copies-free-pass.
I would love that. I would treasure it all year and redeem the hell out of it in the spring.
“At a certain point during the screen test, I was so overwhelmed with anxiety about the opportunity that I almost passed out. I watched it later, and that moment came, fluttered and wasn’t even noticeable. But, to me, it was this stretched-out moment of what keeps people from doing theater for 30 years - just an unadulterated fear of failure.”
-Robert Downey Jr. on landing the role of Tony Stark
Every hundred years, a little bird comes and sharpens its beak on the diamond mountain. And when the entire mountain is chiseled away, the first second of eternity will have passed. You must think that’s a hell of a long time. Personally, I think that’s a hell of a bird.
People everywhere have lost much of their childhood recently, with the passing of Christine Cavanaugh. She voiced a lot of memorable characters in past years, and I speak for everyone when I say I’m sad to see her go.
Rest in peace, Christine. Your legacy and your voices live on in our hearts.
Ok so imagine an episode (ok let’s face it, AU) where the LoT team go to central city 2028 or a year around that) and since it’s a timeline that should come to pass if everything turns out okay, they’re all undeniably curious. And so, despite Rip’s warnings (which, really, he knows they’re not going to listen to him but he still likes to try) the team head off to look around. Len isn’t sure he’d still be in central city but if there’s one man he knows should still be there - it’s the Flash. And so, going on a hunch, Len decides to see how Central’s favourite Scarlett Speedster is doing by going to the precinct. He doesn’t enter, he’s not stupid, but he does linger outside and is rewarded when Allen exits mid afternoon.
The years have been kind to the kid, or should he now say man since Barry is probably close to his age here. He appears to be a rush and Len follows. Rather than wander around on the hope his future self is in central, it seems much more productive to see what’s happened to the people he knows. Fortunately, Allen doesn’t use his speed and Len keeps up with him until they reach a school, and of course Allen would have a kid. Probably with that reporter, West’s daughter.
Len waits with Barry as a child around 9 or 10 comes out and heads towards the man. The closer the child gets, however, the more uncomfortable Len feels for reasons he can’t quite pinpoint. By the looks of the boy, he probably isn’t related to the West’s, so it stands to reason the mother is someone Len doesn’t know. Still, the feeling of discomfort lingers.
“Hey Pa, I thought Dad was picking me up today,” Len hears the kid say and that makes Len pause. Pa? Dad? How very interesting.
“He had a bit of an accident at work, sprained his ankle.”
“Is he okay?’
"You know your father, he’s milking it up for all its worth. He’s fine.” Allen replies with a grin.
The kid laughs and against his better judgement (he’s already seen enough) he follows them once more to a nearby house that doesn’t look half bad. A big step up from living with your foster father, Len would presume.
Since there’s no way Len can follow inside, he slyly passes by the window in the hopes he might see the man this kid calls Dad. There a curtains drawn but they’re thin enough that when Len dares to get a closer look, he can just make out whose inside. He squints and the blur sitting on the couch comes a bit more into focus. He’s not prepared for what he sees.
It’s him. Older yes, but still recognisably him. And now the reason why the kid looked strange is made clear. He looks almost identical to how Len was at his age.
Len stumbles back and heads towards the ship, trying to make sense of what he’s seen. He can’t be with Allen! He can barely tolerate the kid as it is, let alone be in a relationship with him and have a fucking kid. All of a sudden, Len’s glad he went looking. Now he can do all he can to prevent this. After all, what’s a criminal like him doing with a hero like Allen? Len wasn’t made for happy endings, he’d long ago accepted that. He wasn’t supposed to get the white picket fence house, the 2.5 kids and a dog and maybe this wasn’t that but it is close enough that Len knows he can’t have it.
The first thing Len sees when he returns is fire and Stein and Rip lying unconscious. He manages to get the fire out (with more than a bit of difficulty) and when Rip awakens, the grim expression on his face tells Len he’s not gonna like what Rip’s about to say. He explains in detail what happened but it’s the final sentence that Len gets stuck on.
“We’re trapped here.”
And for a while, Len’s okay with that because after all, if they can’t get home then the future with Allen he’d seen will never come to pass.
Then, while he’s out taking a break from the working/fighting that’s been going on in the ship, he comes across Allen again, although this time it’s different. There’s a child at his side but it’s not the one Len saw before. It’s a girl with light brown skin, dark hair in pigtails and eyes that Len has seen before on her mother. This was West’s daughter. Allen’s daughter. Not his boy.
It takes Len a second to realise why his hands are clenched and he feels like screaming. To put it simply, he’s jealous. For all that he wanted to make sure it never happened, now that his future with Allen is gone he wants it back. He wants to be the one Allen come home to, who he has a kid with.
All of a sudden, Len’s desire to remain in the future disappears. He needs to get back.