Friend: I started [insert franchise here] it’s the best! Me: You did? That’s great! Friend: And guess what? I ship [insert OTP here], I love it!!! Me: *internally screaming* OOOMMMGGGG that’s one down, now only 7,309,727,681 people to go
Didn’t anyone wants to talk about how similar this pictures came out or is it just me?
Well, Mashima sensei didn’t draw this two arts at the same time isn’t he.
The one with Lucy, i think he draw it for the cover OST of Fairy Tail movie, Priestess of Phoenix.
*haiya got wrong title, No wonder it feels weird*
…..but Natsu’s art came out after the time skip.
Correct me if I’m wrong.
well fuck. this chapter ruined me. actually. i have homework, but that can wait because thIS FUCKIN CHAPTER GUYS. o yea, mini warning, buncha swearing. & this is gon be really long, enjoy.
okay but can we talk about romeo’s new hair do.
WHAT IS THIS ROMEO. wendy ain’t gonna be down for you if you keep it like that. honey, you look like boruto-gone-wrong, like an enhanced rock lee. but on the other hand he is looking damn fine holding that hobo sack. I wonder where he and Macao went off to during the year, the next time he appears, i hope Cancer will give him a haircut.
The scene where Wendy was washing down Juvia put a smile on my face. and it pissed me off when other people were putting it down, calling it over the top fanservice n shiet, like thats what you do when a loved one of yours is sick with a fever like that, you take care of them. which is exactly what wendy’s doing
seriously mashima, starting off a fricken chapter with good vibes and cute panels, when the next pages are only filled with hardcore-tear-jerker-heart-aching-mind-boggling panels like wHY YOU GOTTA PLAY ME LIKE THAT
i honestly hoped to see more of their powers, but i guess we’ll save it for later in the arc. & as per usual, natsu and gray are equal, as they always have. it actually made me happy to see natsus smile after they exchanged blows. that smile he did, almost pleased that nothing changed in the last year. they’re still the same. ugh fk u dark gray
then when lucy tries to stop them & gray’s like “what’re you even doing here?” and bae comes in like “right back atcha hoe, what’re you doing in a scummy place like this?” and ugh when natsu brings up how juvia’s waiting for him GRUVIAFKFK and mashima drew his facial expression, which is just so hard to read. he looks conflicted almost. we all know gray is good deep inside, but we all also want clear and upfront reasons as to why he did the things he did. people can make assumptions (as i will later on LOL) but nothing is truly confirmed without it being on print, from the hands of mashima y’know and ugh, who knows how long it’ll be until that. and JUST LOOK AT HIS FACE, its like hes shouting “i know, i know, fuck natsu, i know i left her”. AND UGH HE JUST LOOKS SO FULL OF REGRET IT MAKES ME MAD, LET ME HUG YOU GRAY
THEN OUR QUEEN B COMIN’ UP IN HERE AND SLAAAAAAAAAAYINNNNNNNNNNNN
AYEE WADDUP GURL, YOU TELL ‘IM. i can almost here it, the subtle “getcho damn ass together gray mu’fuckin weakbuster, n go back to juvia cus shes depressed as without u n just be good fk u”
but in all seriousness what Lucy did was incredible. think about it. she’s had no contact with the dude for a year. found out he left one of her bestfriends, about half a year ago because he had dark marks growin up his whole body then disappeared altogether, and now hes obviously affiliated with some dark ass guild in a creepy castle. and she could’ve whipped out her celestial keys, and fought him but no. she went right up to this jerks face and slapped him. she looked so broken, when she was talking to him, just so truly sad that she’s losing one of her comrades. it also warmed my heart to see that gray did nothing whatsoever in retaliation, he stood his ground and just took it. he obviously knew it was coming, it’s not like Lucy teleported there and hit him as fast as she could. he could’ve hurt her badly if he wanted to, but he didn’t. there are so many glimpses of hope in his chapter it makes me frustrated because i know i have to deal with dark gray for the rest of the arc.
before i carry on, something i also noticed were Gray’s eyes. they change. the entire time, mashima’s been showing his eyes with hollowness and strain, like not his usual coloured in pupils. for example;
-when he was talking about his ‘i aint your guildie nakama no more, ft aint inside me’ shit, putting up an act trying to make natsu & them leave, but we all know that’s impossible
-& when after lucy slapped him. see? he looks like our regular stripper gray that’s hair-dried his hair for too long
no, i don’t think Gray’s entirely possessed by darkness, i mean, this has got to prove something,right? i just feel like, for the sake of protecting everyone, he’s doing this. its like, he knows this darkness that’s clamped onto him, is uncontrollable so he’s trying to distance himself? especially juviaa hehe. I also think he’s trying to avenge his dad, i mean its quite obvious in the chapter before the time skip, where he’s like “i’ll destory E.N.D”, since it was mentioned by his late father and all.
what got me was this scene, Gray was suprised by Lucy’s sudden stomach ache. then in the following page, his eyes reverted back to their hollowness, and then he acted like he knew dumbass-mary was there all along.
like no honey, nO. and it hurts me because again, HE LOOKS SO CONFLICTED AND HURT, AND JUST UGH. fuckin’ Mary don’t touch our lucy.
-sidenote; am i the only one who thought lucy was fricken pregnant when her stomach started hurting? ;-;
UGH OH MY loRD, I HATE HER SO MUCH LIKE SHUT YO DAMN ASS UP KITTY GIRL, I HATE CATS AND I HATE YOU GOODBYE.
THEN WE GOT THE REST OF THE AVATAR SQUAD COMIN’ UP HERE AND ITS LIKE
THIS BROKE MY HEART. but is also just looks so fake. like hes trying so hard to convince them, maybe even himself, that this is the path he chose.
These panels seriously broke me. Lucy looked so distressed with tears still running down her face, and Happy even had a shaky quote bubble, and Natsu just looks so determined to get him back together like fk man.
can we also just talk about how natsu&gray are being possessed(?) in the same arm (IF, what natsu is hiding underneath his bandages are indeed dark marks)
LIKE WHAT THE FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU-
WHY ARE YOU DOING THIS MASHIMA. WHY WHY. its already messed up as it is. i mean,natsu’s already the ultimate muthafkin DEMON aka E.N.D., in which is trying to get his bestfriend, who has fallen into darkness, trying to find & kill E.N.D.. and we don’t even know what’ll happen when natsu goes full out demon mode n shit, and its like hurting my head thinking about it, because
ALSO SHOUT OUT TO GAJEVY FOR STAYING IN CONTACT THAT ENTIRE YEAR, y’all niggas are bASICALLY CANON & THAT IS ALL I CAN SAY.
this took me so long to write omg, how will i manage to do these every monday??