Some people get really agitated at the mere thought of mammalian dragons in movies, but my beef with them is that no matter how far they push the mammalness, they never go the full mile like dragons in folklore do.
Final theory pre-chapter 85: Erwin is dead. At the Survey Corps headquarters, another Erwin is sitting at his desk, doing paperwork. Another Erwin is taking a nap, and two more Erwins are frantically trying to clean to Levi’s standards. There are no less than 30 Erwins at HQ. Levi loves them all equally.
that Izuku never stopped taking notes and filling notebook after notebook with
information about the heroes he encounters. Even though he may be an aspiring
hero now, it’s a habit, born out of his natural curiosity and his life-long
longing to become like his heroes.
classmates notice how Izuku can often be seen bent over his notes, scribbling
away furiously while muttering to himself. But when they ask him what he’s
doing, Izuku just blushes, covers his notes with both hands or stuffs them into
his bag, mumbling a hasty excuse and changes the subject.
they live together at the dorms now, its inevitable that the children learn
more about each other. Little secrets, habits… Like Kouda owning a pet bunny,
Iida keeping spare glasses and Tokoyami’s true edginess.
one day, Izuku leaves one of his notebooks lying around where the others find
course, a few of the children are far too curious for their own good. Finally,
they have the chance to learn a bit more about Midoriya - because even though
Izuku is a great friend and a little sunshine, he doesn’t talk much about
though a few - like Uraraka and Yayorozu - protest, the others decide to read
through the notebook.
initial excitement vanishes as they skim through the first pages. A few pages
later, all of class 1-A have gathered around the notebook, looking over each
other’s shoulders to see.
had taken notes about them. Detailed notes about each of his classmates and his
children are speechless about it. Normally, it would be strange or unsettling
when someone takes detailed notes about a person without that person knowing.
But this notebook… There is so much work and love put into it. The sketches
tell of love for the detail and great observation skills, while the notes next
to those sketches speak about the adoration and admiration Izuku holds for his
classmates and his teacher.
children are not unsettled or angry because of the notebook.
are touched by it.
Tsuyu who points out that there is one hero that is not to be found in the
the class 1-A decides that they have to finish the notebook.
takes them a few days. They are not as used or skilled at this as Izuku, and
they are twenty people who first have to agree on what they do before they
actually do it.
after discussing about it, the children let their teacher in on it, too.
Might spits blood and almost cries at the sight of the notebook, while Aizawa
just stares at it, trying not to show any emotion.
of them agree to help.
all the while, is distressed because he can’t find his precious notes. The
other try to calm him down, promising to help him look for it before they
their work is done, the whole class gathers in the living room one morning.
They drag Toshinori - who insists that they did the most work and he did next
to nothing so they should do this without him - and Aizawa with them. Izuku is
out, doing his laps around the house like he does every morning.
he comes back, he startles at the sight of twenty-two people waiting in the
living room. He greets them with a crooked smile, intending to walk past them
and to the bathroom to take a shower, but his friends call him back because
they want to show him something.
Izuku shuffles into the room, his friends instantly push the long-missed
notebook into his hands, grinning excitedly at him.
blinks in confusion, then realization. In quick succession, he goes from
embarrassment that his notebook had been seen by them all over to confusion as
to why they had hidden it from him the last few days.
classmates grin at each other, before Kirishima explains, “We had to add
something in there.”
you added something to my notes?!” Izuku doesn’t know if he should be shocked
or even a bit angry. He skims through the pages, trying to find the changes his
friends had made.
he reaches the last few pages of the book, all breath leaves him. He stares,
and stares, unable to understand what he sees there in front of him.
big, bold letters, the title of the pages reads Midoriya Izuku.
and continuing on the next pages, there are crooked sketches – not as good as
his, but done with love – of Izuku in different positions and outfits. A few
photo had been added – Izuku recognizes the ones All Might had taken of him
during their ten months of training.
there are notes, notes over notes, observations they others had made while with
him, comments of what they think about him. All of it is detailed and entirely
positive, telling stories of how high their meaning of Izuku is.
is still staring silently, his brain had shut down at some point, screeched to
an abrupt halt.
is some shuffling, whispering and nudging, and finally, Toshinori speaks up –
pressured by the children and Aizawa to do so. He clears his throat and
explains, “Your friends… no, we figured
that your notes were, in fact, incomplete.”
looks up at him, eyes wide and unbelieving.
smiles at him, a beaming smile that even surpasses that of his All Might-persona.
“You forgot one of the greatest heroes. We couldn’t just leave it like that,
the moment where Izuku breaks down and starts crying. Tears of happiness stream
down his face as he clutches the notebook to his chest and says “Thank you,
thank you so much” over and over, not knowing at whom he should address his thanks
first out of all of them.
is some shouting and then laughter as his friends surge forward to try and calm
Izuku down, patting him on the back, hanging onto his arms and pulling him into
tight hugs. Ruffling his hair and telling him that it’s okay, they had fun
cry,” they tell him, soothingly.
smile for us, Izuku.”
does, still sniffling and teary-eyed and the notebook almost crumpling in his
tight grip, but he beams at them in that unique way that makes everyone smile
most likely the best present they could have ever given him.
What's your favourite way to describe eye colour? I'm getting bored of brown, blue, and green.
I think the key is to think of it less in terms of eye colour and more in terms of relationships.
Legit wrote a tip about “unusual” eye colours a while back that I think is relevant here. In this case, eye colour is indicative of a character’s relationship to others. It’s less important to know that Harry Potter’s eyes are vivid green than it is to know he has his mother’s eyes. Less important to know Edward Cullen’s eyes are “topaz” than knowing it means he has made a choice to not hurt humans, and that this choice they all made is what makes him and the other Cullens a family.
The second thing is: noticing somebody’s eye colour is indicative of a certain level of intimacy. Try and think of acquaintances’ eye colours. Unless there is something particularly noticeable about their eyes (I can still remember an old classmate’s eyes, though I barely ever spoke to him because his eyes were a very striking light blue with deep golden flecks in it.), chances are you can’t. However you might know the eye colour of people you have a strong relationship to: your parents, your children, your significant other, your best friend.
So think about eye colour description as an act of intimacy (not necessarily romantic intimacy, mind you). Maybe your character is a mother examining her baby’s eyes for a resemblance with her own or her partner’s. Maybe your character is stealing glances at their new lover’s, finding their eyes beautiful, but not yet daring to stare into them. Maybe they are two friends sharing a moment of deep connection as they share intimate details of their lives,
Simple adjectives of blue, green, brown, black, won’t seem so dull when they come up in these contexts rather than in a generic description of “ a young girl entered the room. She had brown hair and blue eyes.” Instead hold off that description a while. The girl enters. The POV character will notice she’s young and has brown hair. Later, the POV character might get to know her better. And maybe they’ll get close enough that they will notice her eye colour.
Yesterday Elena Galera and Sergio Busquets organise their son’s baptism. After celebration at church, their family and friends went to La Cupula Garraf restaurant to eat special dinner. Among invited were Sergio Busquets’ teammates from FC Barcelona, Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, Gerard Pique, Javier Mascherano, Ivan Rakitic, Andres Iniesta with partners and children.
and here we are again, after another heart-wrenching
episode. There are a lot of things I want to talk about, here – parallels,
predictions, confirmed theories, but most importantly love.
Love has always been at the core of this series – after all,
it’s called Love Live. Which is why
this episode has hit us all so strongly, really. But I’d like to dig a little
deeper into the why and the how of things.
I’ll jump to the heart (heh) of things to begin with, where
probably all of you are most interested. This episode was filled with the
substance that makes up the relationship between Kanan and Mari, and finally we
get to see all that foreshadowing and secret keeping unfold into its inevitable
more under the cut, and like always, spoilers up till episode 9.