I've wondered what kind of shady business Kusanagi-San does and why he does it. Did he kind of inherit it from his uncle or something? Does the fact that he does it mean he is less moral cause it seems to contrast with his responsible self
My understanding is
he inherited the bar from his uncle, the shady dealings are I think
more of a Homra thing. We don’t really know exactly what he does –
I know there’s reference to Kusanagi’s ‘shady backroom dealings’ at
least once and of course there’s that ridiculous reward Homra offers
in S1 for Shiro’s capture, but then you also have Kusanagi worrying
in the Shrine Visit story about profits. I assume his dealings
probably have to do with various things, like I could see him
handling some mild blackmail stuff (like if there’s some rich
politician type trying to cause harm to the regular people of the
streets Kusanagi uses his connections to make sure that person
changes their ways and if Homra gets a little extra cash out of it,
well, bonus) or maybe some kind of trafficking in liquor sales on the
black market, just like mild white collar style stuff in contrast to
Homra’s usually more blunt way if handling things. I could also see
Kusanagi running a pretty efficient information network, since Homra
has such a wide variety of members and I imagine most of them would
be cool in reporting things to him, which puts Kusanagi in a position
where he has a lot of information that could be valuable and he just
needs to know where and how to apply it. Kusanagi’s pretty shrewd so
I think he would be good at finding ways to make that information
work in Homra’s favor, like helping Homra track down drug dealers
such as the ones they’re dealing with in the MOR cellar chapters, or
getting leads on gangs that might be plotting against them. Plus
Homra can’t really be everywhere at once so I could see Kusanagi
using certain information to keep some hostile groups at bay, like
hey don’t mess with us and we won’t reveal this secret of yours and
then he doesn’t need to have Mikoto risk himself by beating people
up. I don’t think any of this necessarily makes him less moral –
Homra is a gang at the end of the day, after all – and I imagine
that whatever Kusanagi’s doing it’s probably more on the side of
trying to protect good people and harm bad ones, more or less, like I
don’t see him working for drug dealers or corrupt people or trying to
rip off people who are struggling. For Kusanagi I could see the
backroom dealings as his own way of being responsible, again by
finding non-violent ways to head off some of Homra’s problems in
order to save his own people from possibly being hurt.
‘Hufflepuff is the most inclusive among the four houses; valuing hard work, dedication, patience, loyalty, and fair play.’
Throughout the manga Yukine has shown more Hufflepuff-like traits than other houses, with Gryffindor being more about bravery and Ravenclaw being more intellectual.
Not to say that Yukine doesn’t have these traits as well, I can see Yukine being tied between Gryffindor and Hufflepuff. But looking at it from the perspective of what the houses actually value, Yukine fits in much more with Hufflepuff than other houses. A Hufflepuff can be brave without having to be a Gryffindor.
ok y’know what? wildly different tangent from the other text post i just made, but i’m so happy that dream daddy is good. it’s so pleasant just to play a non-fetishized mlm dating sim with excellent humor and heartwarming storytelling. i wasn’t expecting it to be so emotional, nor so hilarious. i’m glad that it exists and that so many people are enjoying it. i never would’ve imagined that a game like this would be the best selling game on steam for a day.
the thing about shadowhunters including not only aline, who is already a canonical book character, but also ollie and samantha is that they didn’t have to.
the show has already spoken and shown how they don’t mind parting with the books, so they didn’t need to add in aline. but they did, and they did her well. in the books aline kisses jace to ~discover~ herself. the show not only included her but also demolished that idea, with “sebastian” bringing up carolyn. they not only included one of cc’s ONLY canonical sapphic characters, but they also made her self confident, and knowing of herself. i can’t speak for everyone but i know that i’m personally very tired of the coming out arc that has to involve a man for the lesbian to ~truly discover herself~.
and then they added in ollie and samantha as well. after alaric’s passing, it made sense to give luke a new partner. it could have been anyone, but they made it a wlw. and, she’s a three dimensional character, that moves the plot along and has her own sub plot at the same time. she’s slowly learning about the shadow world, and hasn’t been killed because of it (i cannot stress that enough). she has a girlfriend, samantha, and they’re both shown to be domestic and sweet and a real couple, not some gross man’s imagined version. and another factor that plays in is that we’ve seen samantha. she’s not mentioned in passing and forgotten, not a character trait for ollie. she’s a character too, and one i hope we’ll see more of.
another point to be made is that out of these three wlw, two are woc. aline is chinese, and samantha is desi. the fact that out of all the confirmed lgbt characters only two are white is something that needs to be noticed. in media the majority of lgbt characters are white, but media still gets praised for their diversity. two out of the three of the canon wlw are woc, and that’s important to recognize.
these characters are characters, not plot points or something for the audience to drool at. they all three have backgrounds and personalities and move the plot along. i cannot begin to express how utterly delighted i am by these characters as a lesbian. i do love malec with my whole heart, but the amount of excitement and complete joy i feel for finally having sapphic rep in this show is something i never really expected to feel