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Imagine the morning after Alec and Magnus had their first date. Alec stayed the night, even though he believed that it might be a bad idea. It is too early after all to stay a whole night at Magnus’. It all goes too fast. But he can’t help himself.

So they are lying in bed. Magnus is still sleeping peacefully. He is lying on his stomach, half of his head buried in a pile of pillows, face towards Alec. Alec is wide awake. His head resting on his hand while he simply stares dreamily at Magnus. Magnus doesn’t wear any make-up and he is snoring a little. Alec smiles. A tiny smile at first. But it gets broader, he just can’t stop it. He can’t believe that he is in Magnus’ loft, lying next to Magnus, the most beautiful man he ever layed eyes on. Alec knows that he must look like a fool but he doesn’t care at all. He lifts his right hand and brushes through Magnus’ thick black hair. He is surprised how soft it is when it is not spiked up. Alec’s fingertips are wandering carefully along Magnus’ jawline, he doesn’t want to wake Magnus up. His thumb brushes over Magnus’ cheek. Magnus still doesn’t wake up under Alec’s gentle touches.

And Alec? He is just smiling while the sun comes up and the first ray of light lightens up the bedroom. He closes his eyes for a second, his hand lingering over Magnus’ cheek. When he opens his eyes again, he notices that Magnus is awake. He looks bleary and it is so adorable that Alec has a lump in his throat. But the thing that shocks him the most are Magnus’ eyes. His cat eyes are showing and they are so beautiful that they instantly take Alec’s breath away.

He swallows.

It takes Magnus a bit to understand what is happening. He wants to turn away from Alec, ashamed. He needs to glamour his eyes again since it looks like they shocked Alec so much. He just hopes he is not that much disgusted by them. Or him.

Alec grabs Magnus’ shoulder, silenty shaking his head. Magnus furrows his brows. Until Alec leans towards him, cupping Magnus’ face with both hands. Magnus closes his eyes, he can’t look at Alec any longer. It’s too much. He silently curses himself that he forgot about his warlock mark.

But Alec just doesn’t care at all. He presses a featherlight kiss on Magnus’ left eyelid. He hears how Magnus inhales sharply. Then he kisses the right eyelid. It’s so soft and tender, Magnus feels like crying. It takes all of him to fight against the tears building behind his lids. When Alec presses another soft kiss against his forehead, Magnus opens his eyes.

“Don’t hide your true self from me, Magnus. Ever. You’re beautiful. All of you.”

And that is the moment when Magnus Bane falls even more in love with Alexander Gideon Lightwood. Not that Magnus will tell him about his feelings yet. It’s too early. Magnus knows that.

But one day soon…

okay guys lemme talk for a sec.

as a writer and a queer person, bury your gays is shit. it’s cheap and hurtful.

that said, matt, as much as he loves narrative, is beholden to the dice and the characters as people.

allura was too close to the lair, and kima followed her even tho she knew something was wrong, because something was wrong, because that’s what kima does.

gilmore in the thordak fight just didn’t have the dice power to keep up, didn’t have the hp to survive the way vm does.

matt does not want to kill any of his characters.

he is trying. he is trying. making gilmore so much more than just flamboyant, making kima a paladin not just a bitch lesbian, making allura one of the most powerful arcane casters in the world instead of just the femme bisexual, trying to make sure he remembered they pronouns for jamon saord, making sure that raishan was recognised as a woman despite her form as a man at the time.

they might seem like little things but as a writer, as someone critical of media, as a queer person, he is trying, and dear god do i love him for it.

he doesn’t want to kill any of his pcs, but if it happens it happens. if he kills vex or vax or scanlan or grog or any other pc or npc, it’s because they failed the rolls.

guys guys guys…..what if kaltenecker is matt in disguise?????

like listen hear me out. matt is in galra captivity right. then he…finds a cow suit and puts  it on. goes up to the galra.

matt: excuse me….i’ve been turned into a cow, can i go home?
the galra: you’re excused 

then he goes to the space mall and he purposefully plants that video game in front of the store bc he knows it’ll catch pidge’s attention…..knowing that if pidge buys it she’ll get a free cow (him)…that way he can sneak onto the castle ship unnoticed 

wow i can’t believe i’ve never thought of this 

There is a spoiler picture just dropped, which looks like this…

Well, I feel mixed about this.  I seen something like this in the Gravity Falls fandom. When the show was still airing, Alex Hirsch, the creator of the show, posted up a fake spoiler in order to mess with the fan base.

So yeah…I’m sceptical about this.

From what I heard, the post was on Kimiko Glenn‘s Instagram account. Kimiko Glenn is a voice actress and in the picture, there was a microphone in the background.  I went to her Instagram account.   Well…dead end. I couldn’t find the post. So either she deleted it because she was showing spoilers to the show or Montgomery and Dos Santos are fucking with us…or I’m missing it like a complete idiot.

Examining the picture closely, it’s hard to say if it’s fake or not.

On one hand, the art sticks close to the show style (although that is not saying much) and the stamps on the screen seem right with the DreamWorks logo being the official one (again, not saying much, since there are sites where you can get high quality vectors for free, including major name brands like DreamWorks).

On one hand, there are some red flags with it. There’s a tag on it reading “Hyperbolic Audio” smack dab in the middle of the screen. After googling that name, it’s a recording studio in New York. The thing is – that’s not the logo for the studio, this is…

It’s missing the hourglass in the middle. That strikes me as super odd, since if this is being recorded at that studio, why would they get their own logo wrong? It’s like a McDs restaurant actually spelt it WcDonalds, it just seems odd.

Also, far as I’m aware, the studio that records VLD is in LA, not New York. With that being said, Kimiko Glenn is apperently working on Broadway right now, so it is possible she could be recording at a New York studio while she is working on another project and not working at the official studio.

There’s also little shading in it. Either because it’s half finished and just a visual for the actress while she is recording her lines…or this is a fake.

Matt also looks off as well. Matt in the series looks like this in bright light…

His hair is more of a brownish-red. In the picture, he almost looks blond.    It seems odd for his hair to be a lot lighter, even in different lighting conditions. In animation, there are certain pantones you must use on a character to keep things consistent. Sure, it can alter a bit under lighting conditions, but not by that much. 

Either way, right now, I’m not  sure if it is or not, especially since this is coming from a VA and not on a random 4Chan forum. We’ll have to wait and see.

If this is real, Matt’s armour design is badass. It is awesome to have another badass female on the show (I mean, the VA is a girl, so she has to be voicing one of the rebels if this is real).  Matt and Shiro teaming up is awesome on so many levels. And Shiro’s alive!

…if not, fuck this is like Gravity Falls all over again.

London and the Culture of Homosexuality -- Masterpost

I’ve finished the book London and the Culture of Homosexuality, 1885-1914 by Matt Cook. We’ve learned a lot along the way and now that it’s finished, I thought I’d compile everything into one post for easier access.

1) Empty train carriages, Molly houses, and moustaches on trial

2) “That’s not a sentence you hear every day” - how modern Sherlock incorporates Victorian-era facial hair code

3) Gay lit is gay, the Criterion bar is gay, Turkish baths are gay, green carnations are gay, button holes are gay

4) Homosexual men loved to liaise at the Criterion Bar

5) TJLC is Real: Carefully-Chosen Words and Public Opinion

6) Sherlock fits a case study of a period-relevant homosexual man

7) Anal violins

8) Gay graffiti worth writing about in your memoirs

9) Cabs were helpful, Gothic romance was queer, literary gay subtext was criminal evidence, the male-on-male gaze was a stand-in for sex, and idealised male nudes were all the rage

10) Every Great Cause Has Martyrs - how language used in the TAB trailer mirrors that used by Victorian homosexual men

11) Did Victorian-Era Gay Men Think Sherlock Holmes Was Gay?

12) The closest thing I’ve ever written to a personal TJLC manifesto

Discussions/asks/misc with other people about the book: here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here

Buy the book online

Thank you to everyone who read/commented/liked/reblogged posts from my little readalong liveblog. I loved doing it and I hope you liked it too.

Up next:

Strangers: Homosexual Love in the Nineteenth Century by Graham Robb

Soo since there’s a lot happening here rn I also thought about the possible plot we could get in season 3. I personally think that the team won’t reunite in season 3, but we will have kinda two parallel arcs. Like the team has to reform, they need a new black paladin and still have to deal with the Galra and Keith’s past and heritage. Also Lotor. And then, parallel to them we have Shiro, trying to find a way to get back to his team, maybe even fighting Lotor. During this whole thing he and Matt will find each other and continue together, wherever this is and whatever happened to Matt.
So I really don’t think we will get a reunion of the team just yet, that would be too easy. Also the team needs to learn how to be flexible, how to work without the space dad™, hence the possible conflict between Keith and Lance and the rest of the team. But they will grow and learn together. Tbh I wouldn’t be too surprised if season three ends with a cliffhanger but so so so close to the reunion and leaves us all frustrated and anticipating lol.
So I don’t think the picture we just got is a huge spoiler, we don’t know anything about the team and Shiro and what’s happening, just that Matt and Shiro are alright. And lemme tell u, I’m so so excited fot the season and the possible developments holy cow

I have some friends who get a lot of anxiety from those shitty posts that are like “if you don’t share this something bad will happen” and I couldn’t find that one protective image of the dog or whatever SO… I made one of my cosmic magician kiddo for you to share if it helps you feel like it helps you cancel out the worries of when you see those kinds of posts… So, if you’re feeling anxious or worried from one of those chainmail posts, share this to RESET AND PROTECT YOURSELF and cancel out the post that upset you.

anonymous asked:

Am I the only one to headcanon Matt as a flirty expert nerd? Like he really knows how to flirt, but he is also super smart. I don't know him yet but, man. So many versions of him...

Matt has to be smart. He was still a cadet when he went to Kerberos with Shiro and his dad. How do I know this? Well…

Here we go. This photo is most likely one of the most recent photos Pidge had of Matt. The spaceship is already finished and she’s wearing the same dress as she did in the scene where her family talks about Sam and Matt going on their mission soon:

Matt was still a cadet when he went to Kerberos. He’s probably super smart and just one or two years older than Hunk, Lance and Keith^^ 

[as for the flirty part - I don’t really see him as flirty at all, he actually reminds me of Shiro from what we’ve seen so far, but everyone’s entitled to their own headcanons :P]


“If you can’t hold it, you take your ass to the men’s room and cry in private on the toilet. Like a man!“— Emerson, Pushing Daisies

This is an incredibly important scene because I believe this is the first time an MCU male superhero has cried. And Matt is not crying over the death of a dog, family member, love interest or cherished friend. It’s not an epic moment during battle or when everything he’s been fighting comes to a head. (Common examples of when it is acceptable for men to cry in media - see trope Manly Tears for more.) No, Matt is crying because he’s fighting with his best friend. Foggy, too, is crying because he’s fighting with his best friend. They’re crying because they care so much about each other and they feel so much. And it’s all expressed. Foggy feels deeply betrayed, but beyond that he’s overwhelmed with grief and worry over Matt. Matt finally is facing the fact that he personally hurt someone that he loved with his actions. And THEY ARE CRYING because of it.

I’m stressing this because crying over these “every day” events is not common for men in media. This is particularly important for Matt, who’s portrayed fairly traditionally masculine - physically strong and mentally stoic, reserved in his emotions. But yet, he cries when he’s fighting with his friend. And the narrative validates both his and Foggy’s crying. The scene is full of pathos and their fight is one of the more painful scenes on a fairly gruesome show. They’re expressing their feelings and talking it out and crying, and they’re not weak or any less badass for it. They are simply human for doing so. 

I believe that these types of portrayals are very helpful in breaking down gender stereotypes, which is helpful for everyone. Men suffer from a lack of close and healthy male friendships where they can express themselves and be emotional, which causes not only them problems but society at large. Daredevil got this right and it’s important.

So I’ve been having Some Deep Thoughts About Elektra™ and thought, what the hey, let’s share it with the class!

To preface, I really love my damaged son Matt Murdock, but one of the things that frustrates me to no end is how eager people are about giving Matt a pass on his behavior because of his traumatic childhood (which at times, I’ll admit, is deserved), but people forget that Elektra was dealt a pretty shitty hand too?

The show hasn’t gotten too deep into the circumstances of her life before the Chaste, but based on the flashbacks we did get, one would assume her life from before just doesn’t exist anymore. It wouldn’t be a stretch in the least to assume she is an orphan (who, like Matt, develops an unhealthy attachment to the only person who seems to care about her during a very unstable part of her life). And while this is just conjecture, she really seems to have no clue whatsoever that she could even be the Black Sky, which tells me pre-Stick and pre-Chaste, her life must have been quite different from the life of training, fighting, and killing she was thrust into afterwards. Maybe it was one that didn’t even have fighting and violence, possibly even a little sheltered from the real world. And whatever did happen to that previous life may have been something very violent, and would be a good explanation for the latent rage and anger she’s developed inside her (hey, does any of this sound familiar???), which is one reason why she takes to life with the Chaste so quickly. 

Now, yes, Stick ultimately sends her out of this life and hides her in plain sight by having her adopted by the very rich and well-connected Natchios family. But just because he’s given her a family (which you know, deep down in her heart, is something she desperately wants) I don’t think he ever lets Elektra forget that this is still just a mission. And so she goes from an environment where she is bred for fighting and killing, into an environment where she is being bred for lying and manipulation. Because let’s be clear, Elektra Natchios did not come out of the womb brandishing sais and using her sexuality as a weapon. No, Elektra was just a confused child who was easily manipulated by a man and an organization who wanted to use her capabilities to further their own agenda. 

“Kid, use your head…watch these people…watch everything about them. Playing someone else…someone fancy…that’s a good skill to have.”

Becoming a Natchios is when Elektra first learns how to lie, how to manipulate, and ultimately, how to bury herself and her true nature behind a very convenient facade, in this case, one of a bored, thrill seeking, spoiled little rich girl. And let’s be honest, I’m sure this process wasn’t a chore at all, in fact, it was probably extremely enjoyable! She’s young and beautiful and learning exactly how to make people give her what she wants. But at the end of the day, no matter how much she may fool herself into thinking that THIS is her life…it’s not. It’s not her life at all. Her life is the Chaste. Her life is losing everything she knew and loved and having to rebuild it all. Her life is the mission. Now someone tell me how that squares with the common refrain that Elektra is just a sociopathic rich girl who’s in it for the thrills? Honestly, it’s a copout in the most superficial of ways and completely misses the point.

Fast forward to adult Elektra, who is deadly intelligent, highly calculating, and has perfected a level of sneering disregard that, I believe, is part of a very specific act she puts on for show. And the way you know it’s an act is how you see her drop her mask every so briefly in moments, and only with Stick or Matt. With Matt, her flippancy is a convenient mask to hide her true intentions, but there are so many moments when she decides she doesn’t have to keep up the act and you start to see glimpses of the real Elektra…one who is vulnerable, still deeply unsure about her place in the world, who struggles in her self confidence, who chafes against what people expect her to be and what she wants to be. You see it when she talks to Matt about why she left. You see it when Matt confronts her about her “mission” and how she admits she was wrong about him. You see it when she realizes how she might have just fucked up her one shot at redemption with Matt, after she kills the Hand ninja. You see it when she realizes that Stick was willing to not just betray her, but kill her – the only family she had ever known, turned against her. You see it in those moments where she is wavering toward going with the Hand because at least they don’t care about the blood on her hands. You see it when she can’t bear to make the killing blow on the man she loves. You see it when she ultimately decides to sacrifice herself for the greater good…for Matt. 

tl;dr version: Next time you give Matt Murdock a pass for some of his godawful behavior because he had a shitty childhood and clearly hasn’t learned how to properly cope with some of his Issues, but feel tempted to write Elektra off as a toxic, heartless killer who gives no shits about anything, don’t forget she has a pretty tragic story too. 

nico-di-lightwood  asked:

What do you think of Alec's default standing pose with his hands clapped bh his back like 90% of the time?

i love it!!!!! it’s such a good detail and kudos to matt if it’s his acting choice cause like yes

i mean, a lot of people interpret it as an ‘at attention’ military stance, but it’s much more reminiscent (basically identical really) of the ‘at ease’/resting military stance - but still, he’s the only character out of the main shadowhunters (i believe) that does that even when he’s supposed to be relaxed or chillin or whatever, so i really like it, because (evidently) people take note of it and it’s a really nice visual/body language shorthand for certain aspects of alec’s character and character history - seeing as, out of his siblings, historically he has been the most respectful of authority and obedient to the clave’s orders in the past (something that he still is struggling with in recent episodes), but going deeper, even a reflection of the unique pressures that he faced that the others didn’t, of being the firstborn son, the leader, etc (and also being gay and having to repress so much more of himself) - “heavy is the head that wears the crown” and all that, as isabelle said. so even when alec is casual or relaxed, there’s a bit of structure and military rigidity there that’s absent from the other characters, that i think reflects certain aspects of his upbringing and character/character history  

so like i don’t think it’s a defensive posture or something that makes him “at attention” or inaccessible or uncomfortable or overly rigid or anything like that. i feel like it’s just a habit, really, based on how he was brought up, but i also feel like that habit did come from somewhere that reflects on his character

but maybe i’m reading a little into it lol, but i just really like it as a small detail that actually speaks a lot about the character and visually sets him apart from the others. 

anonymous asked:

About the Pidge age thing I think the video was deleted I'm not sure but there was definitely a video where someone asked the creators for her age and they said Pidge was 14 in season 1

I’m so sorry I took hijacked your ask to talk about some Pidge analysis, but you peaked my interest again! 

hmmm yeah, I’m not saying you can’t take that video into consideration if you want, but personally I’m really picky about sources (see here where I discuss the age thing a little more in depth). If the video is still here it may have a little more credibility, but if it’s gone then…its gone. There’s nothing wrong with hc-ing that shes 14, that’s the impression I was under for a while before I started looking at season 1 a little deeper. There’s nothing that disproves shes 14 so she could very well be such, but here is what we do know, or is logical from the show:

- Pidge was already in the garrison as a student and got kicked out for snooping for info about Kerberos. We saw this scene in the show and there is no indication she wasn’t a student at the time. Someone mentioned the fact that she’s wearing her civilian clothes and not a uniform, but students are allowed to do this, since we see Lance and Hunk walking around the school in civvies in the first episode. That she changed her appearance and name to get back in to keep searching is the most logical explanation. True, the fact that she was a student initially is not explicitly stated, but when I tried to watch s1 again with the mindset that she wasn’t a student in the first place, it’s really hard to support it, as most of the evidence points to the opposite. Feel free to discuss this more with me, I’m always up for analyzing stuff in the show, and I love talking to people about it, but I don’t like guessing or speculation and place a lot of weight on logic and the show itself. I mean, maybe she is 14 and the Garrison takes students at 13? It’s possible.

If anyone is interested, below is some more food for thought about Pidge and Matt!

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Credit should be given where credit is due; my post was inspired by this post by @timelesstheories​ and this post by @twilight-deviant​. I’m creating a separate post instead of reblogging because when you reblog, the reblogged post doesn’t show up in tumblr’s tracked tag system. I don’t know about you, but that’s a huge part of how I find specific tumblr content I’m interested in. 

I want people to be able to find this post if they’re interested in Timeless, character or fandom songs,etc. The main tag I’m going to use and track for this and similar posts is “NBC Timeless character songs.” Please feel free to use that tag yourself if you’d like to play along and talk about songs that you envision matching various Timeless characters. I would love to see what songs other Timeless fans choose – and talk about their choices. Maybe we can even get some discussion going over the long hiatus. Come talk to me about Timeless. (Yes, I’m still keeping my fingers and toes crossed that they’ll renew Timeless.) 

One song that epitomizes Wyatt for me is Haunted by Poe.  The lyrics are below, and I’ve bolded the parts I find most relevant to Wyatt.

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I’m still not over Season 2 of Daredevil....

Like, everyone has a different sense of justice:

For Karen, it’s finding the truth and writing it for everybody to see. It doesn’t matter how long it takes her to find the information, or how dangerous the road to answers becomes. To her telling the truth is justice.

For Foggy, it’s upholding the law. Yeah he knows there are gray areas but he believes in the system; believes that it works. Upholding the law is justice.

For Frank, it’s gunning down scumbags in a hail of gunfire and his bleeding fists. To him, justice is wiping evil off the face of the earth.

For Matt, it’s putting on that mask and doing something about the tragedy he hears and feels every day. Justice is acting against injustice, no matter the personal cost.

And I think it’s really beautiful that we see all four of these versions, along with all that can go wrong with them. Sometimes their ideas of justice are wrong and we see them grapple with it and come to their own conclusions and I think it’s really neat that we see so many sides to these characters and what they believe in. And I just have a lot of feelings about it.


There has been a great deal of discussion over Moffat’s legacy on tumblr and considering his tenure is about to come to an end I feel like it’s time to say my peace. (And no that is not a misspelling of the idiom. I really do wish this to set my thoughts at peace on the issue).

In order to talk about Moffat and his legacy we also have to talk about RTD and the show in general. This is going to be long and probably no one will read it so I’ve slipped it under a cut.

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athenaowl1  asked:

Oh my gosh. Maybe they /all/ knew about it, but Shiro forgot????

[Sam Holt is evil theory]

Well, that wouldn’t make much sense given Shiro and to a degree Matt’s reactions in these scenes:

Unless you mean they both found out about it during Shiro’s missing year - that’s possible.

I guess there’s /some/ chance that Matt actually knew about it and it was only Shiro who was supposed to be sent up as an ignorant offering/experiment subject/whatever, but a large part of the reason I think my theory actually makes sense has to do with the way the show has presented Sam and Matt differently. Matt is, for whatever reason, priority for Pidge. She is demonstrably more focused on finding Matt than Sam, as I mentioned in the main theory post. Meanwhile, before I thought up this theory, half the time I forgot Sam existed. He’s just hardly ever mentioned.

We don’t actually know that much about either of them, but we’ve gotten a few more snippets of Matt than of Sam, through actual scenes with him and from Shiro and Pidge talking about him - enough that he’s garnered something of a fan following, there’s a few people out there shipping him with Shiro (and… I think Lance? @strixmoonwing isn’t Latte a thing you’re into?), and he ends up in fics fairly regularly for a character who’s barely appeared (there are 1716 AO3 fics where he’s tagged as a character, versus 732 for Shay, another minor character with a comparatively much larger canon role thus far, and weirdly enough only 933 for Zarkon). That’s enough evidence that the fandom feels like they’ve gotten a least a few details about him to work with. Sam, meanwhile, has said about six lines in all and… pretty much all we know about him is that he likes peas. That’s it. Oh, and that minor detail that apparently finding aliens would complete his life’s work.

It feels to me like the show runners want us invested in Matt and in finding Matt. [[[[SPOILER ALERT FOR LEAKED IMAGE FROM SEASON 3]]]] We know that he’ll be in the next season, presumably working as a rebel with the people who rescued him from prison as Pidge saw on the computer in Beta Traz. And we know he’ll be teaming up with Shiro. My guess is that will be a subplot to the season and we’ll maybe get to see them running parallel to Voltron but not get a ton of time with them. [[[[END SPOILER]]]] I think that the show kind of wants to be able to bring him in and just go, let him just run along with the plot, rather than stopping and giving him a lengthy introduction. Don’t get me wrong, I’m sure he’ll get character development, but I think the show is trying to establish his character ahead of time, maybe because when we finally find him we’ll be busy with plot.

Sam, meanwhile, has been kept much more… not mysterious, they’re not building him up like ATLA’s Firelord or anything, but he’s just been kept out of the picture. He’s a near blank slate. Now that I’m neck-deep in this theory, it reads to me like they don’t want us to understand him too much or ask too many questions about him just yet.

Of course, in that situation, as soon as you do start asking questions, the first one is, “What don’t you want me to know?” and 4.5k notes and a dozen asks later you’re starting to wonder if you’ve uncovered the biggest plot twist yet

The Gang and video games
  • Emily: "It's only a waste of time if you suck at it"
  • Matt: *gets way too invested in roleplay and cries when a side character dies*
  • Jessica: "Um, duh! Of course I'm doing it for attention. Why would I have a gaming channel otherwise, lmao!"
  • Mike: "Hey! Stop talking about my mother like that or I'll shoot you in the head!"
  • Josh: *mods his game to the point of it being unplayable*
  • Sam: "Wait... That's not how human body works. There's no way she would make this jump. You know what, I need to try this out, I'll be right back-"
  • Ashley: *reads every piece of lore available and spends more time writing meta about her favourite games than playing them*
  • Chris: *discovers every bug and glitch unintentionally and emails the developers with ideas how to fix them*
Matt Holt is Going to Die (maybe)

okay so there’s been discourse before on the fact that each of the team’s outfits in the space mall episode in season 2 was a reference to an anime. Pidge is wearing sunglasses that reference Kamina from Gurren Lagann.

However, I think this might actually be referencing Simon, and implies that eventually, Matt Holt may die.(?)

Alright, let’s look at what I’m referencing in Gurren Lagann. Here’s a picture of the main character, Simon:

and here’s a picture of Kamina:

You can see his handy dandy sunglasses there. Kamina is seen in the show as a big-brother type of figure to Simon. In the show, they are previously living below ground, but by the end of the first episode have made it above ground, and have joined the rebel group that are trying to fight the aliens that were oppressing them. Eventually, stuff goes down and Kamina is killed. Simon eventually adopts a similar style of sunglasses, as seen here:

Now let’s look at Pidge and Matt. (look at these two cuties)

you can see here that pidge doesn’t wear glasses in B.H. time (Before Haircut), but Matt does. However, afterwards, we almost always see Pidge wearing glasses, even though she’s been shown not to need them. She starts wearing glasses after she sneaks into the flight academy. Pidge has spent the first two seasons of voltron trying to find her family, specifically her brother. We see that he escapes/is saved by rebels here:

and is most definitely alive and well in this leaked image from season 3 that everybody’s been going crazy over:

We can see a lot of parallels between voltron and GL already. Pidge and Matt are both fighting the Galra, a group of oppressive aliens, and Simon and Kamina were both fighting a group of oppressive aliens that kept humans below ground. We can also see that Pidge has already started to take on some physical aspects of Matt, such as the haircut and the glasses, both of which she’s kept even though there’s no longer any need for her to disguise herself. In GL, Simon began to take on aspects of Kamina, such as his willpower and ideals. 

Those sunglasses in the space mall episode were a clear reference to GL. I think in light of that, and the many connections between the relationships that Pidge and Simon have with Matt and Kamina respectively are foreshadowing Matt Holt’s eventual death. 

Thanks for reading all the way through!