Ridiculously early tomorrow morning, I’ll be flying to Paris for the weekend so I’m just letting you know why there won’t be any new comic pages or anything until Monday at the earliest. I have no idea what time I’ll get back on Sunday so I might have time to draw something to tell you I’ve returned. I’m quite excited to go back to France again (I’ve been there three times before and loved it). Hopefully I’ll be able to take a lot of reference photos for cheesy, romantic FrUK fan art.
psa: ship whoever you want, whether they’re canon or not. I ship Caryl (as a friendship or romance? idk all i know is that I like them together) but do not be messy and come for richonne just because y’all need to take your pettiness out on a ship that’s in a romantic relationship.
To me I think what sold the war plotline the most for me wasn’t the XYZ flashbacks, the carding of multiple side characters, or the child soldiers. The most effective element on me was the pacing.
Like despite having over 100 episodes, the time frame for arc v has been pretty short. While things were relatively slow both in and out of universe in Season 1, ever since the Friendship Cup, everyone’s been running around nonstop. And even at the beginning of Season 2, there was still this urgency after having just faced Academia that made it hard for the characters to relax.
And while certain episodes are less urgent than others, I feel that same mood transferred over to the audience. Even though for the most part, normal duels are going along, it feels like a war bc there’s hardly a moment to relax, the minute one crisis is averted another starts up.
This isn’t really really true to most war fiction, as instead there tends to be more stretches of inaction followed by intense crazy periods of battle. Still there’s often this sense of being caught in an eternal cycle, barely able to look a day ahead before the situation does a 180. And I think for a card game anime where the main character rides a pink hippo, it captures that mood well.
threads i need: non-despair kuma actually letting the fuck go of bottling up the entire universe beating the shit out of him and crying. this boi needs to cry. his entire family recently died, j-unko exists, he’s severely depressed & suicidal, just. someone let him cry. :(
Dettlaff pokes Regis gently in the side to get his attention, and then places a sprig of freshly picked sage behind one of his ears.
The gesture comes as a surprise, his furrowed brows softening as the scent of sage wafts around him (more than usual) and diverts his attention from his tools in front of him. Dropping the mortar and pestle next to a pile of uncrushed herbs, Regis admires the sprig–careful not to disturb it.
Of all the times he’d wished he could see his reflection in a damned mirror, this was one of them.
‘How do I look? I’ll trust your judgement and assume cute.’ his sarcastic tone breaks as he is unable to stifle a chuckle.
This episode for me really highlighted and then in its dramatic finale brought to an extreme the use of perspective that Rebecca Sugar has often talked about during panels. In her rare appearances, we are almost always looking up at Rose Quartz, or she is leaning down and over our POV - be it Pearl kneeling before her hologram in Rose’s Scabbard
or Greg on a number of occasions during the early days of their relationship (We Need To Talk is a really interesting watch with regards to camera angles and how they change - Greg literally climbs a stack of crates during his attempt at communication and, well, seeing eye to eye)
or Garnet after her fateful fall in The Answer
or, hey, Buddy Buddwick collapsed in the desert in Buddy’s Book
She even has magical floating powers.
It all fits, of course, with the entire running theme of the (unattainable/unmaintainable) pedestal. And even when she is not directly present, and even when it’s not the focus of the shot, her portrait can be seen overlooking the familiar setting of the beach house.
orders are still open til february 1!! even tho participants for this zine are allowed to post their arts/fics now, any donations to haiti would still be really appreciated :) the holiday spirit lives on