made in prison

Okay, so this line?

Is not a direct translation.

It’s not wrong, I wouldn’t say - it’s just a different interpretation.

But the literal meaning is quite a bit darker.

Victor says 「自分の首を締める枷でもあった。」

“It also was a shackle closed around my neck.”

Like I said, the translation is not exactly wrong, but the original words make it clear that it made Victor feel like a prisoner, bound to his career/decisions against his will. You could even say that he felt like he was suffocating.

It paints a bit of a different picture, doesn’t it?

New Voltron OC~ Ilexia one of the champions 

Don’t you dare pity her
She traded a suffering soul for a throne of bones
She exchanged watchful eyes for a court of her own
The seasons of the earth depended on the very breath she took
She had death wrapped around her fingers and spring at her beck and call and the ruler of the heavens tasked with finding her
She turned the world upside down to find freedom
The daughter of flowers escaped her prison made out of roots and thorns and became the queen of death and forged her new home out of shadows and power
—  Persephone was the real winner
J, The Amethyst with the single rose curl

Daww look at all of these cute Quartz sisters together reunited :)

Wait a sec…that Ame on the right. I think she’s called 8XJ, but lets call her J for short.

DAT CURL

DAT BEAUTIFUL LONELY ROSE CURL

DID THE SHOW JUST REPRESENT MY HAIR? A SINGLE ROSE CURL?
(In rare occasions I have two on each side)
ALL FOLKS WITH A SINGLE ROSE CURL UNITE WITH ME AND CELEBRATE THIS WONDERFUL EVENT WE JUST WITNESSED!

vine

(spoilers)

they need each other

vine

(spoilers)

just give me a chance

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@mittensmorgul has talked about Dean and Cas being in similar situations of “aloneness” during the episode - Dean in literal isolation in prison and trapped in his head with nothing else to do, Cas in a metaphorical prison made of his loneliness and guilt and feelings of inadequacy.

I want to point out how agent Camp’s prediction did come true - not for Dean or Sam, but for Cas, who ended up talking. The isolation did drive him to spill out the truth of his feelings. And it’s interesting to see how agent Camp’s speech stresses the idea of isolation bringing up what one needs to hear - because the Winchesters do need to hear those words from Cas, that they mean a lot to someone, that they have worth for what they are, that they are not pieces that than be sacrificed interchangeably or at all.

While we’re at this, notice how Cas’ speech starts with the world needs you and then shifts to you mean a lot to me. Just like Dean said we need you first and then said I need you. This couple of dumbasses (because let’s be real Dean was right in his definition…) needs to be driven to desperation before spilling out the truth about their feelings, but still it’s not enough. As @awed-frog has well argued, Dean stays convinced that Cas doesn’t share the particular kind of feelings Dean feels for him (yes, he gave up an army for one guy, but that doesn’t mean Cas loves him in that very human way Dean loves him, does it? yes he said that they mean so much to him, but it’s about all of them, the Winchesters plural, right?) and Cas stays convinced that Dean sees him as a brother, which opens problems because Cas sees that Dean obviously doesn’t consider and treat him the same as his brother, which means that it’s a lie, right? (I don’t remember who has pointed out that Cas senses lies, so his distraught expression in 11x23 when Dean told him that he’s a brother might have been due to the fact that he sensed that it wasn’t really true… ouch.)

So they have both told the other something the other needed to hear, but not everything that the other needs to hear - and it’ll take more metaphorical isolation, more “staring at walls”, I suspect, to make the entire truth about their feelings surface.

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but what he never expected was that the memes would fight back