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anonymous asked:

cute things that makato would do with his s/o

  • Forehead kisses!
  • Exchanging adorable gifts during their special days, or whenever they just feel like being extra affectionate. 
  • Cheek and nose kisses. 
  • Feeding each other chocolates and other sweets that they share with each other. 
  • Makoto carrying his s/o to bed whenever she falls asleep on the couch during their movie nights or when she pulls an all-nighter.
  • Piggyback rides at the park. He’s always happy to give her rides on his back. 
  • Pinching each other’s cheeks just because they can. 
  • Sharing scarves, blankets and even pillows and cuddling with each other during cold seasons. 
  • Shy lip kisses that one of them couldn’t just normally initiate. They have to gather lots of courage before they could execute a clumsy, yet adorable kissing session. 

my dudes

my buddies

my pals

Let’s be real for a second in terms of like where this show is headed with regards to my favorite character (surprise it’s Lance jk no one is surprised)

Recently this tweet happened:

And some people are taking this really well and other people… not so much. Which makes sense since all of us have been like #thirstin for something more for Lance and have been met with a lotta nothing, but I think this tweet is actually a good thing.

So in this recent interview with Kimberly, Josh, and Jeremy, Jeremy basically says what he’s been saying since day 1 that’s been echoed by a lot of the other cast members and crew.

Basically: Lance will step up to the plate and he’ll become more of a leader and take on more responsibility but at the end of the day…

Lance.

Is.

Lance.

And when people ask for more about Lance in terms of his character, you don’t really hear much beyond this, which is exTRemEly frustrating but just hear me out.

It might not be this deep but I think it’d be cool if there’s a reason for the Voltron team being so adamant in the fact that “Lance is Lance.” And he will always be no matter what. This can go one of two ways.

1. Lance is Lance because he will always only be comic relief. 6 seasons of comic relief. That’s him. He’s Lance. A flirt. Cocky. Goofy. Sure he might have some moments like we’ve seen in S1 and S2 but for the most part he’s there to be the team goofball to make everyone laugh (or groan with frustration and annoyance)

Which is shitty and terrible and I will be so angry if this is what goes down but for now let’s move onto the MUCH BETTER option 2.

2. Lance does become a leader (maybe a co-leader? Right hand man? stays the Blue Paladin and just kinda steps up more? whatever) but no matter how tough things get, no matter how worn down the team is, no matter how hopeless the situation seems, Lance can still be Lance. And I don’t just mean he’s able to crack a joke at a tense time to lighten the mood, though that also is a part of it. I mean that he is able to keep a level head and calmly think things through even in chaotic or near impossible situations

That he is always concerned about the well-being of other and is willing to lay down his life for his friends (AKA PEOPLE HE JUST MET)

That he’s also not afraid to call out these friends when he thinks they are making a mistake (there seems to be a running theme with this one…..)

That he’s also appreciative of his friends and pays attention to their needs/wants and their strengths

And that he will always go down swinging

But maybe most importantly, and this is what I hope the Voltron team is trying to get at, Lance will never lose his joy and excitement and happy go-lucky demeanor. This is what makes him the Blue Paladin (and also why I think he would make a great Black Paladin but anyways….). He’s the glue of the team and this means more than just being the comic relief and making ill-timed jokes.

I really love the Lance that is able to start a weird space spore fight or wants to knit sweaters for Arusians. I love the Lance that enjoys doing a crazy dance while explaining their extremely dangerous plan to defeat Zarkon. I love the Lance that has fun coming up with wild ideas about what else could be locked up in Beta Traz. It’s not that he’s not taking his job as a Paladin seriously but rather that he is trying to take this crazy situation in stride as much as possible. We know that he can be worried, insecure, and lonely, but this never stops him from being who he is. He stumbles, loses confidence, regains it, and stands back up again ready to start swinging at the next asshole who decides to come for him and his friends.

Lance is adaptable just like water. He might come in different forms (serious, competitive, caring, homesick, flirtatious, etc) but at the end of the day it’s all of it is a part of who he is. He might need to get better at figuring out the appropriate timing of being leader Lance or flirty Lance, but it’s not like he has to lose the more immature part of him to become a more well-developed character.

So when people say “Lance will always be Lance,” I’m actually pretty fucking thankful. I’ve read some Langst where Lance becomes more “Keith-like” to cope with his insecurities which……. I’m conflicted about. I don’t think he needs to go as far as NOT be him in order for the team to learn to appreciate him more. So I think this affirmation from the staff that Lance will always be himself no matter what makes me believe that he will be what keeps the team together through the difficult and tumultuous times to come. That even despite his clear self-doubt he will be able to put the team and others first and maintain his role as the glue. That he will still manage to grow and change as a Paladin AND maintain the things that make him Lance.

There will be growing pains, of course, (I’m guessing a lot to do with Keith) but just because he’s insecure doesn’t make him weak. Lance doesn’t have to become more serious or stoic in order to be taken more seriously or be more “mature.” Then he wouldn’t be the Lance we know and love. He can withstand the challenges to come and develop as a character without sacrificing these integral parts of himself. He is capable of SO MUCH and I can’t wait for him to unlock the potential that was always there within him and makes him who he is.

Bum’s backstory was always going to be horrific but I think the real tragedy behind this chapter was the fact that he could have had a normal, happy life. Despite the fact all the information came from his uncle I think it’s clear Bum’s father would’ve had a good job, had been raised with affection and I get the feeling he probably loved his wife. If Bum’s uncle’s behaviour this chapter was anything to go by, he probably beat Bum’s mother and that’s why she ran off with his brother. I mean Bum would probably have still had BPD but he wouldn’t have been beaten, starved and sexually abused and I get the vibe his parents were probably decent people.

Another interesting trope Koogi has used this chapter is the idea of the sins of the father. Over the course of the chapter we discover Bum’s beatings are in part due to the fact of who his parents were. Though Bum’s uncle claims his father was the favourite son I’m guessing his own fell out of favour when he married his brother’s girlfriend. At the moment, I’m fairly confident Bum resembles his mother and that’s why his uncle has this overwhelming urge to punish him. Whether Bum’s Grandma ignores her sons actions due to guilt over having a favourite or because she can’t deal with Bum’s criminal record is unclear. I mean she calls him a wicked child so I think it’s a mixture of both, making out that almost everything that happens to Bum is his fault because he doesn’t learn from his uncle’s actions. After hearing the story I wouldn’t be shocked if Sangwoo takes her as a victim as well.

Finally I want to talk about a Sangwoo - after the small snippet we’ve seen of him I feel fairly confident that my prediction he was going to be the one person to react to Bum’s story with sympathy/a need to protect is right. Koogi shows us the minute he snaps. Sangwoo is smart and I think he can read Bum’s subtext pretty well in this situation which is why rather than flying off the handle at being lied too he tries to coax the truth out of him instead. Honestly the screen shot I’ve used of Sangwoo for this post is one of my favourites because it’s so obvious his switch has been flipped but he doesn’t lash out at Bum. The need to protect his property is stronger than his desire to hurt something in that moment which just shows how much their dynamic has developed since the beginning. I also think he looks a little concerned/worried about what exactly Bum is going to tell him so I’m excited to see whether Bum’s story triggers anything about Sangwoo’s
own backstory next chapter.

IM BACK AT MY SHITPOSTS AGAIN

I felt like I should share this– A happy cinnamon roll with a flower crown to spread happiness, good luck, and positivity! ☆☆☆

Persuasive

This may have started out as a design study, but… Graves’ back, though 👌
Art blog: questionartbox

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I’m very lazy while doodling and Evan is definitely not a morning person

(the only reason connor wakes up is because he likes drinking his jet black coffee)

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his face  😲

NHL!Bitty Pt. I - Hug Check

Bitty signs with another team and no one on the Falconers wants to be the guy to check Zimms’ boyfriend; the problem is Bitty’s a quick little fucker and if you don’t stop him somehow he has a tendency to score. They’ve already lost one game because Guy hesitated a half-second too long and god-forbid they end up in a cup series with him.

Solution? Falconers bring back the patented Horton ‘bear-hug check’; initially just for Bittle, but it spreads league-wide because straight up lifting guys off the ice for a few seconds is hella effective and the linemen haven’t seen it much so they don’t really know how to call it.

There are three minutes left in the second period and the Schooners are up by one; Bitty spins to avoid Thirdy, shoots a look to Avery, ready to pass and –

“Miss you, Itty Bitty!” Mashkov crows over the roar of the crowd, his massive chest stopping Eric’s momentum full force. Bitty knows what’s coming next, wrapped up in Mashkov’s arms, squished by pads and misplaced affection, he watches helplessly as the puck slides away, immediately picked off by Thirdy. “Miss your pie!”

“Let me go –” Bitty growls, struggling against the hold even as a linesman skates by to examine if what they’re doing constitutes a fight. 

It doesn’t.

“Aww, Bitty not enjoying my hugs,” Mashkov tells the linesman, squeezing tighter, bumping his helmet against Eric’s, “rather I knock out pretty teeth instead.”

“Fuck you, Tater!”

“No, no, you fuck Zimmboni. You make me pie.”

anonymous asked:

Doesn't it get a little boring and repetitive to make every single character in every single musical gay for each other? Jeremy literally sings a whole song about how much he wants to date Christine, joins the drama club to get close to Christine, and gets a squid JUST so he could learn how to be cool so Christine would like him. I don't know but making characters that are canonically straight gay is weird to me??

alright, so i initially was just going to delete this ask or just block the person who sent it as i normally do whenever i get messages with underlying homophobia, but i’ve had a rough start today and it wouldn’t sit right with me if i didn’t say anything about this.

let me start off by saying that, no. it doesn’t get boring and repetitive. at all. and regardless of your intent behind the question (asking out of curiosity or to needle in), i’m offended by that question. as a queer person, hearing someone word it in a way that suggests that my life and the way i experience/feel things and that reflecting that onto a character is boring is genuinely one of the most hurtful things i’ve had said to me. the lack of queer representation in media is what’s boring and repetitive -  it’s for that exact reason that we (queer content creators) have to make our own queer representation for ourselves. it’s both exhausting and comforting, because a degree of control there.

straight erasure is not a thing. you have hundreds, thousands, millions of straight characters to pick and choose from - LGBT people only have a specific window of characters to relate to, and even then, a large majority of them are either tossed under the bus, written with their identity as comic relief, killed, or just plain terribly written (that being said, rich canonically being bi did genuinely make me tear up because i was so ecstatic over it). we don’t have a huge pool to choose from like straight people do, and a lot of us come from places where our identities are a source of conflict in our environment, and many of us find comfort in normalizing what we feel through characters.

you can headcanon a straight character’s sexuality as being gay. or bi. or lesbian, pan, demi, etc, etc - literally anything other than straight, because we don’t have a lot to choose from. you absolutely cannot, however, headcanon a queer character as straight, because that’s queer erasure - you’re erasing a subtype that already has next to nothing for it, and it’s homophobic. it’s a terrible thing to do. we’re not hurting anyone with our headcanons or content in the slightest. what we’re doing is enjoying ourselves freely and tossing in our own views and experiences, and it’s incredibly comforting to be a part of a community that’s so overly positive with it all.

as an addition to that - i feel like you’re misinterpreting this. you are aware that there are sexualities other than straight and gay, right? this is a part of the problem, too - people insisting that a character can’t be queer because of canonical attraction someone of the opposite gender.  you can be attracted to members of more than one gender. being queer is a spectrum, and people land all over the place on it.

that being said, part of what bugs me the most is your reaction to this. the cast and creators of B/M/C themselves have responded no less than wildly enthusiastic about the feeling and views people put behind the characters- and have stated as such. you have an issue with this while they don’t, and that makes me uncomfortable.

because the issue that you have right here? people headcanoning a character as queer and making content that’s harming literally no one, and you being hung-up on that because it messes with you viewing the character as straight?

that’s called homophobia, my guy. don’t know how else to break it to you.

think about if dean and cas kissed on spn. like, most of the codas we write are adding in kisses into episodes where they didn’t kiss. so like if they canonically kissed, what would we write coda about? trick question the answer is cockles

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some aged-up designs for the code lyoko kids!

i’d think odd would slow down on the hair wax at some point in his life….?  and william would probably give up on his edgy emo haircut at some point too….

now redrawn and colored digitally here!