masked little shits

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illustration © attack on titan: lost girls by seko hiroshi

a very merry late christmas to attackthekilljoy! ta-dah, i’m your secret santa. i wasn’t sure what you wanted, so i hope this graphic isn’t too disappointing. i hope you had a great holiday!

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Dybalamask is really simple: it’s the mask of a gladiator! When we struggle, sometimes we must wear our warrior mask to be stronger, without losing our smile and kindness!  #DyablaMask

April drawing challange day 1

Ok I’m not following a themes list, I’ll just post daily something I do on my sketchbook (or some quick digital thing if the mood strikes)
I’m in the middle of my Majora playthrough!! I’m doing it with calm because I want to solve as many sidequests I can before finish it. Ranch Romani is a must, I think it’s my second favourite one after Anju and Kafei.

I think

part of the reason that I love Kylo Ren’s mask removal is that it shows that he is just human. Darth Vader hid a painful and grotesque scarring of the skin and needed help to breathe, so when we saw Kylo Ren wearing a mask, it was assumed that something had happened, or he had some sort of disfigured appearance/sickness/ect. When he took his mask off, it was to someone that he clearly had more than just feelings of animosity towards. It wasn’t to show whether he was hot or not -I personally maintain that yes, Adam Driver is attractive, but whatever, not important to the story at all- but it was to show that he was human. He was younger than she expected, not disfigured or marred by any disease or scarring. He intended to show Rey that he was just another human like her. Someone relateable and real. There is clearly some sort of pull to her, but I’ve also been delving into a lot of fan theories and I’ll save that tangent for another day.

Also, tbh, I think it’d be a little difficult for him to gain authority without the mask while working with the First Order. He’d be going around and demanding respect while looking like the sort of grungy whiny kid that used to smoke cigarettes back behind the school bleachers. Not really a serious sort of face for the First Order to get behind tbh. Without the mask, you see his lip quiver, and you see the uncertainty and fear in his eyes. He looks like he’s about to cry, dammit. The mask takes away what makes him a person, and it makes him a figurehead and symbol instead. You can’t stare a mask down and know whether or not you’re intimidating the person behind it. Not only can he ensure that people will follow orders, but if he ever has bouts of uncertainty or random nudges towards the light, no one will see it. No one will see him.

In that moment, he wanted to be seen. He wanted Rey to see him. I know there’s the whole joke about him just copying Vader, but I honestly have a lot of emotions about that mask and how masks in general are used in writing/cinema to make a point, and I’m incredibly pleased with how well they’ve done with Kylo Ren’s mask. Maybe, now that he’s killed his father and turned towards the darkness completely (as far as we know) he won’t wear a mask in the next movie because he won’t have a need to hide anymore. The person behind the mask is the same as the person that he was trying to be all along. Which really breaks mah balls because my god damn trash son has a lot of explaining to do, as well as a lot of apologizing. But I digress.

Masks in writing are amazing tbh. Symbolism and shit.

They are finally done, it took them a while, but the mission was success.

They sneaked in unnoticed, careful not to have anyone even know they were inside. They used every part of the building to their advantage, crawling through the air shafts, hiding above the guards’ heads, blinking across more guarded areas, until they reached their goal.

It was swift, done by one soundless move. The guards outside didn’t know until a few minutes later, when they went to check inside.

The alarm was raised, but by that time, the two whalers already left the building.

Both of them are delighted and they reach the base soon, others are already asking how it went. It takes only to show them the proof they were there. A whole fist of black and long beard.

Yes, they did it. They shaved Sokolov’s beard off.

Dishonored secret Santa for murderer-of-an-empress OwO

I hope you will like it.