love this character way too much

all i need is you

“i would marry you in a dumpster”
“awww, i would marry you in a dumpster!”

or, the one where jake just wants everything to be perfect.
(post 5x06 fluff)
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“Hey.” He exhales softly into the quiet, still darkness of their bedroom - long after they’ve turned out the lights. The muted shadows of the street lamps outside illuminate just enough of the room so that Jake can just about make out the outline of his girlfriend – no, his fiancée - lying next to him, breathing silently enough that he knows he isn’t disturbing a deep sleep. 

(She looks just as beautiful when she’s an amorphous black shape as she usually does.)
(God, he can’t wait to marry her.)

“Hey, Ames - you still awake?”
“…No.” She mutters into her pillow, barely audible, and he laughs a little.
“Okay then. Guess I’ll just…talk to myself.”

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Screenshots from DEFEATING THE DEVIL | Cuphead Part 11 (END)! :D

Oh my god this game game was wonderful! :D 
I absolutely loved the music, art style and aesthetic of it and I’m incredibly amazed by the animation throughout this whole entire game too. All the characters had unique animations with them that’s full of so much personality and charm. You can tell just by that alone that so much passion, time, tons of effort and hard work went into this game and that’s something to truly be admired. I don’t think I could ever play this game myself though, I think I’d just get way too pissed off at how hard it is. xD But this game will still without a doubt stick with me because I just adored the whole entire aesthetic to it. I agree with  Seán about this game having visuals that will go down in history as being some of the best that video games have ever seen. ^_^
This was honestly my favorite series that Seán had been uploading onto the channel lately. I was always wondering when a new Cuphead video would come out and I was always incredibly excited to see when he would upload a new one throughout this whole entire series. It was just so much fun watching him play this game because even when he got extremely pissed off at it he still loved it and wouldn’t give up on it and would continue to keep trying to progress in it and beat it. I was always so excited with Seán and incredibly happy for him too whenever he did beat a boss or level. I can definitely see why this series is one of his favorites that he’s ever done and honestly I think it’s become one of my favorites too. I’m kind of sad that it’s over now! xD But hey that just means that it’s onto the next series and next video game adventure right? Haha! :D

Also I think we all know who the best characters are in this game. ;) 

THE BARBERSHOP QUARTET!!! :D :D :D 

I know it’s a big decision but … I think I should give an outfit change to the main 3

Mystery? I love his outfit. It’s iconic - but it gives the wrong idea sort of? He’s not a doctor neither a scientist

Alfred? psychiatrists don’t wear that lab coat

Kao? He’s fine. He’s a simple boy, but a restyling would make him better


It’s a really hard thing to choose tho. Changing their main outfit will change the impression of the character so eeughhh

I don’t know. Maybe I’m changing my art way too much and I should stop taking risky steps

My favourite page of Gotg - Collect Them All

So, I started it today - thank goodness my day off is finally here. I like it (I mean, it’s about Groot’s clones, that’s awesome), but it’s not the best thing I’ve ever read. The author is taking too much time to get to the point and some bits are kinda boring. It’s not like the characters are OOC or anything, even the new entries are pretty interesting and it starts with a pretty nice idea (I should know, given my last posts). It’s just slow and maybe too serious. At least, way more serious than I expected. 

But then, this page happened. And I loved every word. It has both humor and heart, and that’s exactly what I wanted from a book like this. I’m glad most of it comes from Rocket, he’s incredibly funny and he also shows his heart of gold to all the Groots he has around. I love how he just rolls with all the weirdness and goes in full dad mode with the flick of a switch. There’s a scene a couple of pages later where he sits on the couch and he’s promptly surrounded and hugged by baby Groots he’s basically an old cat lady. I love bits like this one, especially when Rocket is involved (the author put a lot of effort into getting his character right and it shows). 

This may not be the best book ever (go check Rocket Raccoon and Groot: Steal The Galaxy! if you want a bunch of very good characters, a well-written story and a whole lot of fun), but I think pages like this make it worth the struggle. Not exactly my piece of cake, but you guys may want to give it a shot!

I dont know if it’s just me, but as much as I love Harringrove, I also love Billy interacting with Max, and the kids, and other characters too, because I don’t know, I think he’s lonely. And having people around him, who see his growth and slowly warm up to him, and Billy sees that people, in their own way, give a damn. The idea alone just warms my heart.

anonymous asked:

Abt ur blue lips song post: oh my god honestly!!!!!!! Like idk why I feel so passionately abt this but. Listen. Sure yeah equius has blue blood too + the song uses he/him pronouns but. That's it! The actual content of it makes waaaay more sense for vris. Thanks for coming to my tedtalk

vriska DESERVES blue lips way more than eq, like, i dont hate eq but vriska is a much better character in terms of development, motivation, and her overall arc. eq wasnt really made to last and hes pretty forgettable (then again, heir of void) vriska was MADE to last, shes a memorable character love or hate her. and the song itself just fits her way better than it does for him lyric-wise. 

2017 is the year of homestuck wlw reclaiming old fandom stuff, blue lips is a vriska song now

anonymous asked:

Okay, since i'm curious, why do you choose to portray Itachi as a transwoman? Like I honestly love the portrayal, but I was curious as to how you decided to write itachi that way. ((sorry if my wording is off ^^;

Hey, nonnie! Thanks for the question. In as much as I can see, your wording makes sense. Hopefully mine does, too! This is ‘bout to be a long, bumpy ride.

First of all, my main single-character blog is @kaogakowai​ which is a transmasculine ( Yaman.aka ) Sai. So, I usually run with the gender headcanons that spring up. But, believe you me, I’ve stockpiled quite the stack of things that moved me towards these headcanons! 

I digress. To focus in on the loml U.chiha Ita.chi ( my very first fave in the Naru.to franchise! ), I chose to portray Itac.hi as a transwoman for a few reasons:

  1. Why not? Why does everyone have to be cis?  I like seeing gender non-conforming/non-binary/trans people in my fiction, and roleplay tends to be pretty self-indulgent lol. People in this fandom already expound on/create sexuality, mental health, backstory headcanons, etc., so why not also give myself another representation of a trans character in a franchise that tends to fetishize/make light of the topic of gender ( re; Ha.ku, Orochima.ru, Kim.imaro, and the general villanization and/or often brutal deaths of “femme men”…and don’t even get me started on my rant about the AFAB Nar.uto characters and how they’re almost entirely overlooked and/or have their character development shelved ). 
  2. Transwomen are wildly underrepresented in fiction, fandom culture…everywhere? 
  3. Ita.chi is blatantly femme and said things like, ”I’ve told you before. You shouldn’t judge people based on appearances and your preconceptions”,  “If you want to know who you are, you have to look at your real self and acknowledge what you see”, etc. Which yes, is about being involved in the massacre, but… 👀  
  4. I came to the Naru.to side of roleplaying from other fandoms that have tons of gender and race headcanons ( including trans characters ) so I just lived my dreams tbh.
  5. For Itac.hi specifically, my timeline is that she transitioned shortly after joining the A.NBU. Ita.chi as a child had short hair and then we see that it was grown out in their pre-teen years, and kept long for the rest of their 21-some-odd years of life. That, to me, looked like a transition! I know cis-men can have long hair, but that was my perspective, y’know. That was Step One on this journey.
  6. Itac.hi died of an “unknown disease” and was abused/manipulated by the powers that be. A Google search will tell you why this factored into my headcanon. 
  7. Itac.hi also had an oftentimes tense relationship with their parents ( father especially ) and were at odds ideologically with their family ( clan ). Tell me that doesn’t sound like a child that realized something about their identity they couldn’t fully convey to the traditional people around them. I believe Fugak.u and Miko.to loved Ita.chi, but I think the three of them didn’t see eye-to-eye on many things. Call it projection, but, gender identity could easily be one of those things.

Honestly, I love all well-thought-out versions of this character. This is simply how I interpreted Itac.hi.

I hope all of this word vomiting made sense! Feel free to hit me up in messages or ask for my Discord if you want to keep discussing this ^^ 

anonymous asked:

Have you ever read Gatsby? I remember you saying once before that you love literature and all (bc if so SAME HERE) and I just wanted to hear your take on Daisy and Gatsy's relationship because everyones always saying something different! If you don't wanna that's okay too :)

I’m actually finishing it up in my english class right now! But I’ve gotten to a pretty solid point of having the full scoop on them. Here’s my take:
The relationship between Daisy and Gatsby is very, very blurry. They’re both pretty delusional characters, in their own way and in how they love. Their whole relationship reminds me of Neptune, tbh. The fact that in the book we don’t get to see much of their interactions says a whole lot about their relationship, it’s just very blurry and mysterious. Foggy.
I don’t think Daisy was in love with him as much as people truly think. I think at one point, before she met Tom, I think that was when she truly was /in/ love with him. When you’re in love with someone, there’s this called sacrifice and compromise and she made zero. Daisy cared too much about her upper class and social status to ever truthfully wanna be with him and give anything up. All she wanted, she already had. Security, a relationship, even if if wasn’t based on love, social status, old money, fancy things, etc. Obviously she wasn’t about to ruin her life and drop all of that to be with a criminal and she even said she despised the people in West Egg. She cared too much about what people thought and she didn’t want to start all over again, with a criminal.
Gatsby, on the other hand, part of me feels like he was in love with her but part of me feels like he was just in love with the /idea/ of her. Gatsby wanted to get to the upper upper class, he wanted luxury and all of that, and she just happened to have all of that. I think they were in love before he went to war and before Daisy met Tom, but as it went on I think things became way more about class. And for him, it was just a double wammy to have both. Plus, Gatsby thinks he can just repeat the past very easily, he’s very delusional. He thinks he can have everything, he lives in dream world. To him, it became way more than just loving her for her, in my opinion.
To Daisy, love is all fun and games and it’s all perfect until it gets serious. She retreated back to son of a bitch Tom because Gatsby asked too much of her, because he thinks it’s all very easy, and she took the easy way out and remained with her security and luxurious life. I think she loved them both, from two different times in her life, but I don’t think she was /in/ love with either of them by the time she was having the affair. If she was so in love with Gatsby, she wouldn’t have given a shit about what she had, she would of done anything to be with him. They’re way too opposite. She loves for fun and games and Gatsby fully emerges himself in things and looks as everything as a forever thing.
So all in all, I think it was all pretty tragic. They were both very flawed and delusional in their own way. I’m not a big fan of Daisy myself, who the hell is, but I love to play devils advocate with my own opinions, which makes me see how human Daisy actually is. She made a lot of very human like decisions, she took the easy way out. She made a choice many people would’ve made in that moment, especially because during that time, social status was /everything/. She wasn’t meant to be a heroine, she was made to be very flawed and foggy. And Gatsby is my man, I love him to death, but he was also very tragically flawed and it was all just a huge mess. So yeah, there’s a very clear difference between loving someone and loving the idea of them and being /in love/ with someone. And they both got them very confused and jumbled together and look what happened.

tea witch.

All I want is a main character to be gay.

I don’t want one of the ‘main’ side characters within the show, I want the actual main character in which the entire show revolves around.

I don’t want the entire show to be about them being gay, I want the show to be about something entirely different. And maybe in season 2 they meet this cute other character and they fall in love, and it’s just a little side-on thing which isn’t really important to the story other than they’re happy.

I don’t want them to be gay entirely for the shock factor, or some cheap sex scene. I want cute PG gay couple who are healthy and happy.

I don’t want it suggested that they’re together in some cryptic frendship/relationship way. I want 100% undenialable gayness. I don’t want queer baiting either.

And I want them both to stay alive.

Is that too much to ask for?

The legend herself

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I didn’t even realize how annoyed I was at the general way women in comedy shows are portrayed until TAZ didn’t do the thing and I realized how amazing it was.

The thing is: when you have a group of funny male characters and one or two women, and the women are always super mature and emotionally together and much too responsible and reasonable to engage in shenanigans.  Basically the perpetually annoyed straight man for the jokers to butt up against.

And then TAZ introduced Lup, and immediately she was petty, and smug, and egotistical, and FUCKING HILARIOUS, and it felt like taking a breath of air when I didn’t even realize I’d been underwater.  She’s allowed to be every bit as ridiculous and self-obsessed as her brother, and they just trust that we’ll love her the same way we love Taako, faults and all - they never feel like they’re apologizing for putting a girl in with all this silliness, not once!  And, like, they joke about  a “competent woman” - she is HIGHLY competent!  And very moral!  And capable of tremendous love and sweetness!

And she ALSO wants her fucking fifteen dollars back, GREG GRIMALDIS.

A Handful of Questions to Ask Yourself While Creating a Character

Compelling characters make compelling stories. Here’s a bunch of questions you can ask yourself while developing a character. 

1) What does your character want from life? What is their motivation? What drives them? Most people want things - it could be as small as wanting a sandwich, or something huge like wanting to change the world. Does your character want something? Does your character dream? What about? And if they don’t, why don’t they? 

2) Is your character shy? Outgoing? Insecure? Proud? Why are they the way they are? My favourite example of this question answered well is Ron Weasley from Harry Potter. He’s insecure because he doesn’t come from a wealthy family, has a bunch of older brothers who are all amazing in some form or way, his mother always wanted a daughter, Ginny, and so he doesn’t feel as wanted. Also, one of his best friends is the Chosen One, and the other is the brightest witch of her age - a cocktail that would make anyone doubt themselves. 

3) What kind of clothes does your character wear? Why? The way you dress says a lot about who you are. For instance, If a character wears designer clothes and the latest fashions, it shows that they have the means to keep up with the trends. However if they wear a medley of things bought second-hand, or buy cheap stuff from supermarkets, they might not have the money to spare on outfits, or maybe they just don’t care about fashion.

4) How does your character speak?  Speech patterns have origins. An accent, language, a dialect, all signify geography, social class, personality. It could be as simple as cussing too much. But be sure you know why your character speaks the way they do. And if it’s not a speech pattern you’re familiar with, do your research!

5) Likes and dislikes I sometimes give characters specific likes (”I like tomatoes”) or specific dislikes (”I dislike eggs”), simply because it humanises them. You don’t have to do this, or be as specific as that, if it doesn’t serve your story. But it’s definitely something you can consider. Everyone has those little things they love and hate, and you can go places with them. (”I hate eggs because my childhood bully threw an egg at me and scarred me for life.”) Be creative and have fun with it.

6) Who does your character love? Romantic attraction isn’t necessary to create a wholesome character. Nevertheless, if they are in love with someone, be sure to understand why they love someone. Love is at its best, a complicated emotion difficult to break down, but a relationship has to be believable. As a reader, I need to be able to look at a couple and think, yeah, I can see what their love is built on. 

7) What would their favourite songs be? This is not so much a question as it is a trick I use to get a better feel for who my character is. No matter what time period your story is set in, you can use this to understand your character better. Take your playlist and pick what songs they would enjoy. It says a lot about who they are. For instance, one of my characters would enjoy Western classical music and nothing else. Another character listens to the worst kind of pop and loves it. 

8) How does your character react under stress? Can they cope with it? Do they get tense? Angry? Teary? Why? Why not? How a person deals with stress is a vital part of their personality. Decisions taken under stress can be the worst you’ve ever made, or (depending on how you handle stress), can be effective solutions to problems. The way a person reacts to stress often has a lot to do with their background and upbringing. Example (this is a generalisation, of course): someone who comes from a difficult family background may have more extreme reactions to stress than someone who is well-adjusted and comes from a happy family. 

9) What does your character do when they’re alone? You’re often a different person alone than when you are with other people. The pretences and false faces come away, and all the little thoughts you usually ignore now have time to play in the open. Who is your character when they’re alone? What do they do? What do they think about? Why do they think about/do things in that way?

10) Where does your character fail? Characters must have flaws to be compelling. Nobody is perfect, and your character shouldn’t be either. Whether its insecurity or anger, or a lack of initiative, or smaller things like not being a good artist, or not being the best at sports–we all have personal failings and we all have things we aren’t good at. Consider: where does your character mess up? 

I hope this helps! Remember to have fun. Developing characters can be the most exciting thing. Keep an open mind while working. Happy writing! 

anonymous asked:

I get why people are upset w/Lance's vlog. But what if he is just not meant to be THAT deep & really is there to be the funny, supportive guy. Bc thats what he is: a supporting character. I know fans want more but I just don't see them developing him deeper than he is. The majority of characters seem to already be developed & they have way too much plot to handle & questions to answer. Fans should also stop w/Lance being bi as canon bc he just isn't. Just love a character for who they are.

I mean, just myself personally though I really…don’t? The thing is, I think people just had very skewed expectations of what these blogs were supposed to be. And somehow, I think a lot of that goes back to Keith’s. I keep seeing people yell about how Keith got so much backstory in his while Allura and Lance didn’t, but you know what? That’s not what’s happening. Basically, the vlogs strike me as 1) recap and 2) getting to see more of these endearing characters that we love and hear their voice on some things in a one-on-one setting. Kind of like a glimpse into “a day in the life of” stories. So when people get mad because “Keith got more character development in this 2 minute clip then he did in 3 or 4 seasons!! Why didn’t anyone else get that!?”

I just…don’t understand that line of thought. Because the things is, Keith’s vlog isn’t new information. All of it is implied, and it’s right there laid bare in the narrative. If people didn’t realize what he was going through until he outright said it, then that’s on them. But animation is very much a medium of show not tell, all those elements to Keith’s story were already there. This isn’t news. So when people want others to get the “character development” Keith did in his vlog? It’s kinda bizarre to me, because that wasn’t what happened really. 

Keith’s vlog is really just him outright speaking about his personal issues. But you know what? He’s a character with lots of walls up, so of course it makes sense that he’d only say a lot of these things in a medium where it’s just him and he can safely vent. And I’ve said this before, but Lance clearly doesn’t have the same kind of baggage and tragic backstory that he does. He likes performing and talking about himself, so of course he’s going to respond differently from Keith, you know?

And what really bothers me is–I see people saying how Lance’s was completely shallow. But then, in the same breath, mention “they could’ve talked about his bond with Keith!!” And just–why? Why is Lance’s character development in relation to Keith somehow deeper or more genuine than what he has with Allura? Particularly when it was Allura who passed on the Red Lion to him, Allura who said he was worthy of being the Red Paladin. And it’s Lance in turn that Allura looks to for guidance, that she finds comfort in and starts to open up to. 

Lance quite literally went from being shallow and flirting with her at every opportunity to really becoming friends and turning into someone so supportive of Allura, it’s his belief in her that literally triggers Voltron’s newest power. They’ve come to genuinely care for one another and have a bond built on mutual trust and compassion, and when Lance runs to Allura to help her up in season 4? She doesn’t pull away like in season 1. They’re in a much different, much better place now, where they’re truly falling into sync with one another. And that is a drastic difference from day one. The guy has really grown and matured here. 

Lance’s vlog talked about how he developed as a character. Just not in the way people seemed to want. 

Why Midoriya Izuku is the Best Shounen Main Character

Alright so I’m pretty guilty right now. I have a lot of things to sort out and I still unanswered asks and oh boy do I got a lot of fanfic writing to do before summer ends and I’m opening requests soon but JESUS Y’ALL. Im a huge fan of this series and I’ll be damned if I miss writing something for this boy’s birthday. I already missed writing my Inko appreciation on her birthday but I won’t let her down!

So…HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MIDORIYA IZUKU AKA BEST SHOUNEN MC

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Woah, broad statement to say huh? Well, my friends, I’ve read a lot of manga, particularly shounens since that’s my more favorite genre, and I have to say that Midoriya Izuku has been the best main character I’ve ever read and I only hope he continues to grow into his beautiful character.

I mean even from the beginning of the manga, the way he was written was so completely relatable and realistic. In the very beginning of the manga, he was written to be this lonely boy who suffered through bullying and suicide comments and continuously kept going because of his obsession with heroes. From the very beginning, Horikoshi gave us this character that wasn’t perfect (rather was filled with psychological issues) and really at the bottom of the totem pole. I know a lot of people have compared Izuku with Naruto but at least Naruto was born with an incredibly gifted ability from the start. Izuku was literally born with nothing. In a society where there are heroes running rampant and where Izuku dreams about being a hero, he was literally born with all odds against him in that regard. Yet, through all the loneliness, through all the bullying, Izuku still stayed strong through all of that and continued to dream on his goal, only truly wavering once when All Might told him he should find a new dream (and even then, he still got himself almost killed but I’ll get to that in a bit).

And to add on to his realistic demeanor, I know a lot of people call Izuku a cry baby and make fun of his constant amount of crying but honestly? Imagine this: you were born a black sheep in society, everyone looks down on you, you dream of being something great but you weren’t born with the skills for it, someone you consider to be a friend looks down on you and literally tells you to go jump off a building and destroys a piece of you that you hold memorable, then you almost get killed but someone saves you, then you finally get to meet your idol, the person keeping you alive essentially and they tell you straight up that you should give up on your dream, then you’re devastated but you see that friend in a life threatening position so you literally sacrifice yourself to go save them even though you can’t do anything, and then instead of praise, you get all the blame and beaten down again while your friend gets all the praise, but then you end that EMOTIONAL DAY (keep in mind it happened within a DAY) with your idol telling you that you can be that person and he will help you achieve your dream. I won’t even go onto the other times he’s cried but honestly? I know if I was in his position, I wouldn’t have even stomached half of what happened and I’m sure most of you reading this wouldn’t be able to have a DAY like that without crying. I’m sure with 99% of you, at least once tears will shed. Izuku during his time has been through emotionally exhausting feats and I think it’s absolutely INCREDIBLE that Horikoshi gives us this raw character with RAW emotions. Through Izuku being this emotional, not only does it help us relate to him much more but it helps shows that, hey you can still be strong AND be emotional too. Emotions doesn’t equal weakness and Horikoshi really shows that tremendously, especially when the audience are a group of young ones-adults that are taught daily showing emotions is weak and you have to be strong and not show weakness because apparently crying shows weakness. With Izuku, all of that is stomped on the ground and it’s truly inspiring.

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And oh boy, my favorite part of Izuku! So most shounen protagonists I have seen and come across are usually born or given this great ability suddenly and yes, while they have to train, they normally get the hang of it pretty quickly and are pretty op with it (I’m looking at you Natsu). Most of the time nakama power is enough to win the battle even though the power difference is crazy different. Yet with Izuku, it’s not like that at all. We are 145 chapters in and Izuku can only still use a small portion of One for All still and he’s gotten to the point where, because of his continuous idiotic use of One for All, he has the major consequence that if he uses it too much at 100%, he could lose FUNCTION IN HIS ARMS. OH YEA, PRETTY BIG DEAL AND CONSEQUENCE FOR THAT.

From what I just wrote, this was my favorite thing that was said:

Yes, folks, he not only says that once, not twice, but multiple times throughout the series. I think the most recent time he said it was during Episode 27 when he was climbing the walls, though I’m sure he’s said it in the future arcs and I forgot about it. Due to this new given status he was given, Izuku acknowledges that he is completely far behind from everyone else, he understands that he is at the bottom of the totem pole and that he has to work 10x harder than everyone else since he lost about 10-11 years to get used to his quirk. And throughout the series, Horikoshi doesn’t pull back on that, in fact he really drives it in that, while Izuku does become the greatest hero of all time, it doesn’t happen overnight, it takes a lot of time, training and consequences to get to that point. Even from the beginning, we were given a small glimpse of his incredible training regime and that alone just shows how much effort he has to put in and even that wasn’t enough. I won’t lie, it feels so refreshing that the Main Character isn’t some overpowered person who always gets away with his ridiculous moves, rather it’s nice that he does have consequences and that he see him actually develop into that role while he is being surrounded by others who could take that title from him.

Also, not only is he an intelligent and incredibly hard worker like holy hell, but can we talk about his personality as well? See, here is another perk about Izuku, we weren’t given some either suave person or an annoying character that makes you want to rip out your hair because they’re either too happy or too sad or too emo cringey mess. Rather, Horikoshi gave him a realist personality who thinks through, is incredibly modest and respectful, and holy fuck the most selfless character in the entire show.

I mean, we already know his intelligence and craftiness as he analyzes heroes and their moves as seen through the constant muttering he does as he watches them and his writings in his notebook

 Which might I add right now that I’m really happy Horikoshi gave him this type of analytic behavior as it makes his earlier actions have a bit more sense involved in them, like due to his constant observation he was able to use moves in combat that at least got him by in the beginning

 To also tie in with that, can I say that it is so refreshing to have a main character be a complete DORK about girls and such like that?? Like for someone who was lonely and only had much of the internet to interact with, it makes complete sense that in the beginning he’s really nervous around females or even touching them or talking to them.

Like look at how he talks to Ochako

 Or even how he reacted when Tsuyu said to put her down

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 Or even how he reacted towards Mei when she had her chest all up in his grill.

 Not only does having this personality trait make him a total dork and cutie but it really shows that we won’t see anything super perverted on Deku’s side. Like if he’s too nervous to talk or even touch a girl in a different manner, than it really shows how respectful he is and how modest he is and how we won’t see any pervy side of Deku anytime soon, which is refreshing for an MC to be that way since most MCs have to either touch or acknowledge their love interest’s chest before they can be established as a good character.

 Though, I will say that even though those are amazing points of our birthday boy, the one personality trait of his that truly makes him a much more fitting hero than Bakugou or even Todoroki or even my baby Ochako is how incredibly SELFLESS he is. Ok ok I know that’s a common personality trait but Izuku really takes it to the max throughout the manga.

 Like when right after he was told to jump by Bakugou, his initial thoughts were based on Kacchan not wanting to get severely punished by the law


Or when he risks his life to save Bakugou from the sludge monster even though he has no quirk

Or when he risks his life once again to save Ochako even though he can’t control his quirk

 Or when he risks his life AGAIN to save All Might 

 Or when he attempts to help Ochako before her fight with Bakugou

 Or when he puts his spot in the tournament on the line to help Todoroki reconcile his fire side

 Or when he helps Iida with the Stain fight and notifies the entire class to come and help

Or when he even goes well over his power limit to save Kota and show him that heroes are good people that can hold on their own

 Or when, even though he could lose function in his GOD DAMN ARMS, he still helps the others get Bakugou back from the villains

And note guys, I didn’t even list everything. I just listed the things I could remember but there is so much more that I could have listed as well. And legit, the things I mentioned, there was no benefit in him doing that, like during the time he did them, all there were were cons for him, there was nothing positive in any of those situations for him. And yet? He still did it. He still put himself and his wishes behind to help those around him and make sure they were successful or safe, even if it meant his own life on the line. I’ve never seen other shounen protagonists push themselves this much in only 145 chapters and I think that’s absolutely incredible.

 Alright so this post is reaching to be about 2k and while I can say more about this wonderful boy, I also want to make sure that I not only post this on time but that I don’t find myself repeating the same thing over and over again. While Izuku is not my favorite character of all time, I am so happy and blessed that he is the main character of this amazing manga series. He’s grown so much since the first chapter and Horikoshi is only setting up the series more to have him grow much more and I’m excited to see how much more he grows as the series progresses. He is such a good character that is well balanced and realistic and such and I know for myself personally that I really relate to him in a lot of ways. Truth be told, it makes me actually really incredibly sad when people dismiss his reasoning for being a hero or when people just write him off as a cry baby because there’s so much more to him than just that. His reasoning to be a hero is realistic and deep enough, his emotions are realistic, his psychological issues that he faced with in the beginning shows his strength tremendously.

 Izuku is one of the best main characters and I’m so happy all of us were blessed with him on this wonderful day! Yay!!! Happy Birthday Deku!!!

 Tldr; Izuku’s face appears when you look up the definition of what a friend and a hero is.

benjamin shift platt™ i love you and believe in you and thank you for creating a character that i relate to way too much and being so dedicated to a show that has changed my life, 

i cant write anymore or ill start crying but i love ben and im glad he wont have to have a breakdown on stage like 4 times a week anymore let that boy rest

I have so many Anduin feels

Clearly, if you couldn’t tell, and I wanted to write it down otherwise I feel like I might explode from emotions. This entire cinematic was beyond beautiful. Blizzard really went above and beyond in the artistic department - everything looked so damn -real-, which took my breath away. But the main thing that really struck with me is the fact that you can clearly see Anduin’s personality in this moment. So please excuse me, but there’s a lot of pics and a long opinion below the cut.


When we first see him, he’s got the lion helmet on, looking all badass. Even after he’s knocked off his feet, he gets back up and proceeds to go after the troll who tries to kill him, granting us this amazing image -

Looks like he’s channeling Varian to me. He’s standing all, big and trying to be imposing. And almost immediately after, they focus on his face, going from this -

- to this -

Look at him. Look at that face. This isn’t a life-long trained/skilled warrior. This isn’t a battle-hardened paladin who’s fought for years and years. This is a child, a teenager (WoWpedia says seventeen, and we all know how Blizzard is with lore, but it does sound about right), who has been shielded from the harshness of actual war for most of his life. War is brutal; war is dirty and cruel and this world has seen it constantly. And I don’t know how much time will have passed from Legion to this expansion, but regardless.

He looks so sad, almost out of place and worried, and just…-scared-. Like the sudden realization of what he’s in the middle of, of what he’s leading here - not Genn, not his father, him. He’s the one who’s leading the armies of the Alliance, thousands of soldiers against an army equally as powerful. Stormwind and the Alliance could fall in this moment and it would be his fault. And I think it all comes at him at once. This is what his father was talking about, it’s what he was trying to protect him from.

But this is Anduin we’re talking about. This isn’t a warmongering character, we all know how much he would prefer to solve things peacefully, and (I’m keeping my fingers crossed that Blizzard doesn’t totally and completely butcher his character of course) it must have been something to drive him to this point. Look - His mother died when he was a baby, his father was gone most of his life and was only around for a few precious years before he was killed, his ‘aunt’ Jaina has been MIA until lately and Velen is who knows where. I’m hoping we’ll get an answer to that between then and now, but my point is this - Anduin, High King of the Alliance, leader that everyone looks to for guidance and support, really doesn’t have a support system himself. He doesn’t have anyone he can really depend on. The only one who’s been shown to constantly be around is Genn, and whether for good or ill, I suppose it’s something, but it’s not enough. He’s probably been struggling to keep things together for a while. I doubt he’s been eating or sleeping much.

And what does he do, surrounded by death and destruction of hundreds of lives? We see that looks around the battlefield in a moment of calm and is clearly distressed by it. 


It’s in this moment that I think he really shines, no pun intended. We know what his father would do in this situation, we know what other characters would do. But Anduin is different, it’s what makes him so special in this game. He looks at his father’s sword, a sword of legend no less - 

You can see the confusion, the uncertainty, the self-doubt even now. Shalamayne responded to him yes, but you can absolutely see him still coming to terms with it. He still feels like he isn’t worthy of it.  
“I cannot do this father. I can’t be the hero you were. I can’t be the king you were…”

And no, he isn’t. That’s what I love him. He’s his own man, finally able to step up and make his own imprint on history. Because of that, I think it’s important to note the imagery of him throwing the sword back down - 


Something about this really strikes me not only as beautiful but incredibly moving as well. There is some very deep in this shot. He’s beginning to accept the fact that no, he isn’t his father. No, he isn’t a warrior. That isn’t his path. What does he do instead, then, when surrounded by injured and dying soldiers? Do what he does best, of course - 

Heal. Resurrect. Anduin has had an affinity with the Light that few have had before, especially humans. We know this and it’s really beautiful to finally see it in such a wonderful cinematic. I think it’s really touching that if you look closely you can even see tears in his eyes -

We know from lore that Anduin has resurrected his father before, which is something that happens so rarely in canon. Casting such a spell for one person would be difficult enough, but an entire army? That’s practically impossible. We also know that for a character to channel such a spell for a long period of time takes a lot of stamina and strength. It’s exhausting. But he doesn’t give up. He doesn’t stop to take a breather. He stands tall with the rejuvenated army surrounding him once more.

“Stand as one!”

Which just hearkens back to previous cinematics, I think. 

“What am I supposed to do now?”
“What a king -must- do.”


“For the Alliance!”

What I find most interesting is that he doesn’t say ‘For Azeroth!’ like his father in the previous expansion, he says Alliance. Which makes me wonder just what has happened to cause all of this. 

The point of all this rambling is this - Anduin Llane Wrynn has been underestimated both by other characters as well as players for too long. Many people call him names for wanting to find a peaceful way to solve problems and for some reason that’s a bad thing? I don’t understand it, but I’m so happy and proud to see him standing alongside us on the battlefield. This boy does not get enough credit and I’m glad they finally have let him do something amazing. He is much stronger than I think even he realizes, and I would love it if people would finally give him the love and recognition he deserves. 

Anduin is too good for this world and we don’t deserve him.