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Some thoughts on Noctis and Prompto

My friend linked me to this post this morning about Prompto needing to prove himself to Noctis and I didn’t want to hijack it with something vaguely related, so I’m linking it here.  The writer made me think, though.

It reminded of the original Prompto character, who was in fact a spy for Niflheim, and is sent to get close to Noctis.  I am so glad they went with the second option, because it is way less played out than the enemies-to-friends story.  Noctis would have had a very different response if Prompto (having been spying on Noct, but then realizing he really sees Noctis as a friend/comrade) had revealed he was a Niff–a changed Niff, a good guy.  I think the trust would have been broken at that point, and the only way to get it back would be for Prompto to sacrifice himself.

There was so much going on in the Episode Prompto trailer, but the things that made the biggest impact were the references to Noctis.  This episode is going to be so character-driven; Prompto is going to face a lot of demons (figuratively, speaking).  But in my mind (if I understand his character at all), it’s going to be his relationship with Noctis that fuels him to pick himself up and keep going.  He’s going to want to give up.  He’s going to want to die, even.  But he’s going to be reminded that it’s not just about him–there’s a bigger picture–and I think Noctis will play a big role in this, even though he’s not present.

Prompto and Noctis have the best developed relationship in the game in my opinion, and the one that carries the most emotional significance (aside: I think “Bros on the Road II” from the OST is either Prompto’s theme or Prompto and Noctis’s, since it primarily plays during scenes that the two of them are alone. These are also typically scenes that are heavy character development or ones that are highlighting their close relationship).  I’m not saying that Noctis doesn’t feel close to Luna–not at all.  He obviously feels a deep connection to her from the time they spent together when he was a child, recovering from the injury.  But it’s interesting that the game shows Noctis shut down when Luna is killed.  When Prompto falls off the train, Noctis becomes driven.  He becomes angry and passionate; and Ardyn uses that against him so much.  Ardyn could have fooled him into pushing anyone from that train, but he picks Prompto because he knows how important Prompto is to Noctis.

Despite how disappointing the emotional impact of Prompto’s revelation ultimately is, I’m glad they went this direction instead.  I’ve probably written hundreds of pages of fanfiction focused on Prompto’s and Noctis’s relationship, yet I can still find more to say.  There is always another layer to discover, whether it’s platonic or romantic.  I have to thank the writers/developers on FFXV for making their relationship so deep and real.

Super disjointed and stream of consciousness, but I wanted to get some thoughts out.

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Callout for Luci @Lucisev

Luci has previously gone by the urls “terfs”, “makinishiqino”, “butterflymask”, “aetheir”, and most likely several others that I’m forgetting. Luci has had several callouts in the past, however most were over stuff like kin drama, with the last real valid callout being from over a year ago.

To start, I’d like to give a brief run down of my history with Luci. I’ve been mutuals with her since around summer 2015, however I knew nothing about her and only started talking to her in December. We spoke a few times, but didn’t become too close. Around the start of 2016 she left Tumblr and moved to twitter. In April, she came back, and after talking to her for only a few days, we rushed into a relationship. We dated from early April to mid December, with a temporary breakup in the middle of November. After we broke up, we stayed friends until I started dating someone else, just before new years, at which point things started going downhill. On January 14th I had decided it was best for me to cut all contact with Luci, so I did.

Because there’s a lot of stuff to go over, I will be posting screenshots that have several parts to a second blog, @lucicourse, to prevent this from getting overly cluttered. The link to a set of screenshots will be posted where it is relevant.

For reference, I would like to state that I’m referred to by 3 separate names throughout this, being Severa, Nico, and Weiss, as well as the nickname Sevvy. Me and Luci occasionally refer to Nowi as Ruby as well. 

Before we begin I feel that a few disclaimers are in place. To start, There are already several callout posts floating around for Luci. I do not want to be approached about those. Most attack her for petty stuff like kin drama, and I do not want people trying to compare stuff like that to the actual gross shit she’s done. I will not be addressing anything that has already been discussed in those callout posts.

As for the second disclaimer, I would like to note that I didn’t have any desire to stay in a relationship with Luci, or even really be friends with her, from around July onward. Any replies to her messages that I include in this callout are purely me trying to diffuse a situation with her, as admittedly having seen the way she acted towards others, she frightened me, and I also feared she would do serious harm to herself, so I felt obligated to stay with her.

The third disclaimer is that I do not want anyone making any jokes about the stuff Luci says in the sexual harassment section. I’m unsure whether Wander’s victims are alright with jokes about his stuff, because I’ve seen conflicting information. However. I do not want anyone turning the sexual things Luci has said to me into a joke. If I see you doing so, you will be blocked.

The final disclaimer is that, in the spirit of being entirely honest, I will be including the things that might put Nowi and I in a bad light. I want everyone to form a well developed, informed, opinion, and I don’t intend to bias this information.

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Only the Beginning

FT Angst Week Day 7: END

So this one ties in to both “Revelations” and “Tears in the Rain” as a prologue of sorts. I wanted to write something having to do with Natsu’s transformation into END and I realized something… Natsu has not touched the book of END. It’s likely that Tartaros opened the book a few times while trying to release their master, but nothing happened. What if Natsu himself needs to open the book in order to release END? And that’s where this little story begins. Also, I’m an awful human being.

Summary: He would do what he had to in order to protect his friends, but if he had known it would lead to this, he would have never opened that damn book.

Characters: Natsu, Zeref, Lucy

Shadows flickered in the corners of the room, dancing by the light of the candles placed on the worn table. The air smelt stale, dust swirling on the cold drafts. Natsu stood at one end of the table, his onyx gaze burning with anger. A thick tome sat in front of him, its torn cover emblazoned with flaking gold lettering. Its spine was cracked, signs of use creasing the middle. The pages were scorched, frayed along the edges. But Natsu paid no mind to the book, his attention focused instead on the person sitting at the other end of the table.

Zeref sat, legs crossed, and stared at the fire mage, a pensive smile curving his lips. The shadows darkened his cheeks, making the scarlet that occasionally flashed across his irises appear even more menacing. His aura crackled with power, though his expression remained calm. A finger tapped against the arm of the chair as the dark wizard regarded Natsu, awaiting the reply.

“You want me to do what?” Natsu demanded, the words growling out from between clenched teeth. Flames lit and faded along the skin of his arms, little tufts of smoke drifting up towards the ceiling. Zeref’s smile only grew.

“You must open the book of END, Natsu,” Zeref repeated, his voice quiet in contrast to Natsu’s rage. “Unless, of course, you don’t care what happens to the girl.” Natsu’s jaw clenched, his gaze flashing to the side of the room. Lucy was slumped against the wall, her body held upright by the thick chains that ensnared her wrists. Blond strands of hair fell limply into her face, obscuring her features from view. Dark bruises littered her pale arms, blood crusting around the skin of her wrists. Just looking at her made his blood boil.

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I read some stuff on my dash and the ever-ongoing issue of ‘you r homophobic if u don’t ship a gay ship’ and ‘Cana and Freed r canonically gay stop shipping them with a guy/gal’ is annoying me.

Just for the record, Fraxus is my OTP of OTPs and I personally think of Freed as bisexual with pref for men. Let me also say that Laxus is the only man I ship Freed with and I have many beautiful Freed x female ships, one of them being Mirafreed.

Now I’m still told I’m homophobic? That’s a bit ridiculous.

Neither Cana or Freed’s sexuality have been confirmed in canon. If you refer to the gay boob grabs or the Trimens panel in Freed’s case, that wasn’t even in the main story and just one single panel and nothing ever clearly confirmed that he couldn’t have interest in women. It would be the safest and most correct to say that both are bisexual for sure.

But even if he or Cana were canonically gay, that wouldn’t mean that they could never fall in love with the opposite sex. There are many cases in which straight people fell in love with sb of the same sex, or homosexual people who at some point fell in love with somebody of the opposite sex.

It’s homophobic not to ship something purely because it’s gay. Yea, that’s really homophobic. It’s also shitty to belitte possbilities or say oh nooo they HAVE to only be friends even though a same sex ship has legit a beautiful bond, many interactions, etc etc.

But let people ship what they want and no sexuality has ever been 100% clear in FT (apart form maybe Bob or maybe Sugar boy, I think he flirted with Gray?) and sexualities are labels only anyway. So please.

I don’t know what’s going on here, but somehow I get the feeling that you really saved our asses, Lucy.