making up for text posts

You know, the older I get, the more I appreciate when adults in anime are actively horrified and angry to learn what sort of things the children main characters have been through.

Like, I get that a lot of kids programming is about wish fulfillment for its viewers. There are a lot of absent adults, a lot of worlds where kids hold all the responsibility, do all the fighting, because that’s an understandable thing to appeal to. Kids often feel over-controlled so a world where kids like them are free to travel and explore and fight and triumph without any adult supervision sounds pretty rad. I’m sure I was into that when I was younger.

Years down the line, it strikes me though how young these kids really are. And on the cusp of Real Actual Adulthood, I’m much more aware of how huge real independence is. I’m all the more appreciative when an older, more experienced person steps in and takes the reins, takes responsibility for me in a situation that’s asking more than what I think I can handle.

I think that’s why I’m so emotionally moved by adults in anime stepping in for the kids, taking up the responsibility or else feeling genuine anger over the realization of what these kids have gone through. Because responsibility is scary, and responsibility when you’re young is scary, and seeing these older characters understand that and step in just fills me with such relief and appreciation. And it’s better even if the adult characters are still fairly young, and still afraid of the situation, yet willing to sacrifice their own safety and comfort on the behalf of actual children who—all wish fulfillment aside—should never be placed in the situation they’re in.

Roy “we left children on the battlefield to do our fighting” Mustang, feeling so outraged, so powerless over what he just let happen, that he’s moved to break all his careful protocol so Ed, Al, and Ling aren’t left to face danger alone. All Might, Aizawa, and Thirteen fighting to the bone against the villain invasion, All Might losing his characteristic smile for the first time we’ve seen, because the children under their watch have been placed into danger that they should not have to face at such a young age. Reigen alone insisting Mob shouldn’t feel cornered into using his powers, shouldn’t force himself to suffer while fighting Claw, that Reigen himself will fight them instead despite his own lack of powers because he feels responsible toward Mob.

It’s a trope that means a whole lot to me and I live for the anime that acknowledge it.

literally every character this season: how does it feel to be on the sidelines, victor? how is it to watch your long-time rivals perform from the audience? how do you feel about having your records broken? 

victor: could you take a picture of yuri and me with my phone?????

Blanket Fort

Imagine Draco and Harry have been dating a while and they are at Friday night dinner at the Weasley’s. Fred and George are reminiscing about that one really epic blanket fort they built when they were eleven, and Draco leans into Harry and whispers “what’s a blanket fort?”
Ron overhears. “You’ve never built one?” he asks. When Draco shakes his head Ron exclaims “what the fuck?” and is promptly whacked on the head by Molly. “Sorry Mum, but he’s never built a blanket fort!” And Molly gives Draco a sad look because some of her happiest memories are from watching all her children working together to make forts.
Ron stands up, all purposeful and determined, and declares that they are building a blanket fort tonight and herds everyone into the living room. He instructs everyone on their roles and sends them away to collect blankets from around the house and as they head up the stairs after Ginny and Hermione, Draco says to Harry “this is madness.” Harry just grins because Draco is all but dragging him up the stairs in excitement.
The fort is enormous and takes up the entire space of the living room, it looks like a giant canopy of faded patchwork. Draco makes a face at having to sit on the floor at first, but then he crawls inside and settles on a pillow beside Harry, linking their fingers together and looking up at the roof of their creation.
Fred and George disappear and come back with Firewhisky and Molly sends in snacks, and they spend the whole night drinking and laughing in the fort until they all fall asleep, and Draco doesn’t care that he’s 24 and probably too old for this - he is pretty sure it’s one of the best nights of his life.

homesick
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homesick

so I composed a song that’s, well, langst inspired, lol, and it’s set in his perspective, mainly about his homesickness and feeling inadequate…


lyrics

away in the vastness of space

light years away from the clear blue beach

and the familiar scent of sea spray


the sunrays settling on my face

sound of home’s lively chatter

and my mother’s warm embrace


if i close my eyes

I’ll be carried back

to earth, to home

to the very place i miss


I’m here, away in space

given a role i’m scared i can’t play

what is the significance

of my presence here


I’m unexceptional

so easy to replace

if i were back home

maybe i wouldn’t feel this way


if i close my eyes

I’ll be carried back

to earth, to home

to the very place i miss


yeah, I wanted to do something but, I can’t write fanfiction for shit or make funny text posts or come up with mind-blowing theories, so here’s my contribution to the vld fandom, lmao.


link to soundcloud here! it’s available for download just be sure to open soundcloud while in the desktop version of the page!! <3

book aesthetics: girls reading v2: woc (x)

kanaya has a bit of free time during her days in the winter so she decides to take up yoga(roxy probably gave her the idea since i can definitely see them hanging out a lot)

conveniently whenever kanaya is doing yoga rose…….just happens to be in the same room ‘reading’ a book

kanaya catches on very quickly and teases rose about it because most of the time the book she is ‘reading’ is upside down or something and eventually kanaya convinces a very reluctant rose to do yoga with her. this eventually becomes apart of their morning routine

this is very good for rose because most of the time she sits like a gargoyle and its been taking a toll of her back. now she stops asking kanaya for back massages every five minutes and thus kanaya having to lecture her on her terrible posture

One of my favourite little things about Farah and Amanda being healthy and stable girlfriends (as opposed to the absolute trainwreck that is Dirk Gently and Todd some days) is the fact that they’d end up sharing clothes a lot of the time, so we’d see Amanda vandalising phone boxes while wearing Farah’s crisp brown leather jacket and Farah spending lazy weekends in Amanda’s leggings and old band shirts.

subject-themed asks!!

mathematics: a problem in your life you need to solve
physics: something someone has said or done that moved you
biology: the last thing that made you feel alive
zoology: the animal you’d be if you weren’t human
chemistry: have you ever been in love?
astronomy: the biggest dream/aspiration you have
computer science: who you want to be in ten years time
psychology: your biggest flaw and how it makes you better
sociology: what you would change about society if you could
geology: the person who keeps you most grounded
theology: what do you think happens when we die?
geography: a place that’s special to you and why
anthropology: the people you love least and most and why
history: the biggest mistake you’ve ever made
drama: the last lie you told and why
criminology: the number one person you’d die for
literature: a book that changed you forever
english: your favourite word and why
linguistics: an expression you say a lot
creative writing: tell us a short story about a dog and a peach
art: describe yourself using only colour and nature terms
photography: what would your life look like as a single photo?
dance: the most memorable day of your life
woodwork: the life you would want to build for your child
foreign languages: if you were a country, which would you be and why?
classics: the elderly person you’re closest to and what they’ve taught you
music: the most beautiful lyric you can think of
economics: the most valuable material object you own
health: how is your mental health right now? physical? emotional?
physical education: would you rather work in a team or independently?
food technology: something that makes you warm inside

[ as a follow-up to this post. ]

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these are dedicated to @sportacuzz, because you keep asking abt that steampunk au and i never make anything for it,, :p

i painted some of the shots that i had in mind back when i was planning the storyline, buut i dnt think i’ll be doing much else for this au. consider this concept art for a comic that will never exist