man in clack

so i drew a lil’ Clack thing for @ichaichalivinglegacy!! here u go lovely <3 heheh i told u i’d do it eventually ^u^

ahh the proportions are a lil strange in some parts, i tried to fix them but nothing worked >.< hope it looks okay tho!!

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“EVEN WHEN WE PART YOU WILL NEVER BE GONE” AM I SMELLING CLACK HERE

THIS WHOLE SONG REEKS OF CLACK TBH.

You saved me through the rocky roads
You gave me half of your precious soul

I think this verse is about Zack dying on the cliffs: you saved me though the rocky roads = refers to Zack’s final stand (which saved Cloud, so I’m pretty sure this song is from his POV) in the Midgar wastes; and You gave me half of your precious soul = when Zack gives Cloud the Buster Sword and tells him to live for the both of them.

Close your eyes, you’ve gone through so much my love
All the past is now a cloud of floating memories
The sunlight shining through the long and dark nights we’ve walked

also refers to Zack dying on the cliffs and Cloud moving on (I don’t mean emotionally, I mean him not giving up after losing Zack), as when Cloud gets up after the storm ended there’s literal sunlight in his path to freedom – Midgar.

Every step along the way
You gave me strength to stand my ground

As the times go by, there’s something that I realize:
There was not a single thing
That I could do
If I didn’t have you

Cloud mentions at some point in Crisis Core that Zack is his inspiration and symbol of strength (I don’t have the screenshot of his email on hand right now but if I find it I’ll update this).

and as for the second part, what I think Cloud means is that if it weren’t for Zack’s sacrifice, Cloud would probably be dead or a Sephiroth clone – therefore he really couldn’t have accomplished everything he did in the OG without him.

The price to pay to be right where we wanted to be
It wasn’t so easy to achieve
What we needed to find the way to freedom
I’ve lost so much through it all
But you’re the reason I stand tall
Together we embraced one dream
Protected our honor

it’s probably pretty obvious, but the “price of freedom” was losing Zack. you’re the reason I stand tall = again, refers to both the facts Zack saved him and inspired him while he was alive. also, one of the last things Zack said before he died was to “always protect your honor as SOLDIER.” I think Cloud believes they accomplished that.


anyway, those are my thoughts, and why I believe this song is about Zack from Cloud’s POV. considering that, seeing stuff in the song like referring to Zack as “my love” and verses like:

Lying next to you, I’m holding your hand
Your gentle eyes of beauty bringing peace to me now
The silent breeze so soft it passes right through my arms
I’m wishing that this moment lasts a little bit more

Now I give you all my heart, take it all it’s just for you
Never forget the love you gave us all

makes it so Clacky it’s hard to believe these are actually official lyrics; maybe the lyrical version wasn’t in the game but I still consider it canon. this song is, after all, played during Zack’s final stand – which is a significant scene for both of them since Zack fought the ShinRa army solely to protect Cloud.

now all I want from the remake is the expansion on their relationship they left out of Crisis Core for whatever reason. (maybe it was too gay, who knows)

Title: It’s All Good News Now
Author: Tobirion / Tobiroth / modeoheim
Pairing: Eventual ASGZC
Summary: Despite moving to Midgar Cloud still struggles reconciling traditional Nibelheim values with big-city urges. His virginity should be given to someone special, not a random hookup—but the only person who fits his criteria is his best friend, who is in a relationship of his own, no less. Friends with benefits turns out to be more complicated than anticipated.
Notes: Canon ‘verse (but not canon-compliant).  Thanks to all the people (especially boomchickfanfiction) who helped me out with this one!

Chapter one: [ffnet] | [AO3]

BLACK PINK - BOOMBAYAH [ENG TRANS]!

(A: TEDDY | C&L: Teddy & Bekuhboom)

[JEN] BLACKPINK in your area X2

[LISA] Been a bad girl I know I am
And I’m so hot I need a fan
I don’t want a boy I need a man

[JEN] Click-Clack! Badda
bing badda booom!

When I kick open the door, they all look at me
Even if I don’t try that hard
All guys get nosebleeds
Pang pang parapara pang pang pang
A toast for me right now, clink clink clink
Hands up, in my hands there’s a
bottle full o’ henny
The girl you’ve always heard about, that’s me, Jennie

[JI] The dancing light wraps around me
Black to the pink
Wherever I am, I’m special, oh yes
[LISA] Don’t care if you look or not, I wanna dance
Like ddaradaradanddan
Ddaradaradanddan ddudurupbaoo

[ROSE] I like it, I like this atmosphere
[JI] I like it, I like you right now
[ROSE] I’m falling for you tonight
I wanna dance with you

[LISA&JEN] BOOMBAYAH
YAH YAH YAH BOOMBAYAH
YAH YAH YAH BOOMBAYAH
YAH YAH YAH YAH
BOOM BOOM BA BOOM
BOOM BA 

[ALL] oppa

[LISA] YAH YAH YAH YAH YAH YAH
YAH YAH YAH YAH
YAH YAH YAH YAH YAH YAH
YAH YAH YAH YAH 

[ALL] oppa

[LISA] YAH YAH YAH YAH YAH YAH
YAH YAH YAH YAH
YAH YAH YAH YAH YAH YAH
YAH BOOM BOOM BA
BOOMBAYAH

[ROSE] BLACKPINK in your area

[LISA] Have to run now, what else would I do
I’m immature, I have no fear, man
Middle finger up F U pay me
90’s baby I pump up the jam
Run, run, oppa LAMBO
Today, you and I are gambling with youth
Don’t you dare stop me, even if someone tries
I’m gonna go Brrrr RAMBO

[JI] Your hands wrap around my waist
Front to my back
My body is special oh yes
[JEN] Your eyes say I know you wanna touch
Like Touch touch touch
touch ddudurupbaoo

[ROSE] I like it, I like this atmosphere
[JI] I like it, I like you right now
[ROSE] This night is awesome
I wanna dance with you

[LISA&JEN] BOOMBAYAH
YAH YAH YAH BOOMBAYAH
YAH YAH YAH BOOMBAYAH
YAH YAH YAH YAH
BOOM BOOM BA
BOOM BOOM BA 

[ALL] oppa

[LISA] YAH YAH YAH YAH YAH
YAH YAH YAH YAH YAH
YAH YAH YAH YAH YAH
YAH YAH YAH YAH YAH 

[ALL] oppa

[LISA] YAH YAH YAH YAH YAH
YAH YAH YAH YAH YAH
YAH YAH YAH YAH YAH
YAH YAH BOOM BOOM BA
BOOMBAYAH

[ROSE] Let’s not be sober today
We’re get higher than the sky
I wanna go fast, without knowing the end
Let’s go, let’s go
Let’s not be sober today
We’re get higher than the sky
I wanna go fast, without knowing the end
Let’s go, let’s go

Translated by: popgasa.com

The Three Billy Goats Gross

On the UC Berkeley campus, there is a bridge that activists stand on and push fliers at anyone who tries to cross it. Yesterday, there was no one there while I crossed it, but I joked about this potentially happening:

A white man walks across the bridge. Clippity clop.

Up jumps a protester! “Beware your gross biases and unconscious racism!” She says. “Come to our diversity seminar tomorrow!”

“Oh no!” The white man replies. “Please don’t make me go! There’s someone behind me who is far more racist than I. Just the other day, they said the n-word!”

“Hmmm,” Says the activist. “OK. Move along.”

Along comes the next white man. Clickity clack.

Up jumps the protester! “Beware your gross biases and unconscious racism!” She says. “Come to our diversity seminar tomorrow!”

“Oh no!” The white man replies. “Please don’t make me go! There’s someone behind me who is far more racist than I. They even believe that different races have different average intelligences!”

“Hmmm,” Says the activist. “OK. Move along.”

Along comes a poor black Jewish immigrant transwoman. Oyity vey.

Up jumps the protester! “Beware your… Um… Uh… I think there may be some kind of mistake…”

The activist wanders away utterly baffled.