i know that’s hard to imagine with chloe, but for a moment, imagine she says something impossibly cruel, something she doesn’t necessarily mean, perhaps as a way to keep the upper hand, to win an argument, to keep up the superiority complex she has, what have you
imagine it’s directed to marinette who’s usually up and ready to banter back with her….and marinette doesn’t take it well
maybe it’s personal. maybe it digs deep in a way that marinette didn’t expect. but it leaves her with tears welling up, or perhaps it makes her run from the room in mortification
adrien screams at chloe, asks her what she was thinking. even sabrina is edging away from her and can’t look her in the eye. imagine the entire class losing complete respect for her and completely shutting her out.
imagine chloe being alone
it’s maddening: adrien and sabrina won’t talk to her, no one will sit next to her in class, no one acknowledges her, and all she gets from the entire class is dirty stares
marinette’s are the worst. marinette stares at chloe like she’s wishing the world’s misfortune on her. marinette’s never looked at chloe like that.
and it isn’t until she sees how marinette bores holes into the back of her head during class that chloe realizes she really messed up
imagine her hastily putting together a half-assed apology so that people will start talking to her again. but marinette isn’t having it.
“you know, that’s really cold. to just apologize to me bc you want your friends back and not bc you mean it. how dare you. don’t waste my time with this again unless you mean it.”
after that, marinette isn’t mad at her anymore. she’s just done. it’s as if chloe is invisible, as if chloe isn’t at all worth her time, as if nothing chloe does can affect her anymore. sabrina still won’t speak to her. adrien acts as if he can’t recognize her.
and that’s when chloe realizes she made a huge mistake. and she feels bad.
so she actually starts apologizing. leaving apology notes in marinette’s locker and on her desk. sending her fb messages pleading with her to hear her out. approaching her desk everyday and asking her if she’ll just please speak to her and let her apologize.
but marinette throws the notes out. blocks her on fb. ignores her when she approaches her. won’t let her in.
chloe tries to do little things. orders huge commissions from the dupain-cheng bakery just to give them business. stops by in the mornings for croissants and fills their tip jar with bills. sends marinette expensive designer clothes in the mail to give her inspiration. offers to drop off her homework to her parents when marinette is sick.
it does nothing, even though marinette notices the gestures, but chloe keeps trying
because she never actually meant to hurt anyone this bad. she knows no one will believe her when she says this but this isn’t what she wanted. she didn’t want marinette to treat her like this. didn’t want anyone to treat her like this.
and deep down, she realizes that ladybug – her idol, her hero, her role model – would hate what she’s done. and disappointing ladybug is the absolute last thing she ever wanted to do.
so chloe keeps working. working to make ladybug proud. working to win back marinette’s trust. working to show adrien and sabrina that they weren’t wrong to befriend her. working to show the whole class that she’s a good person. deep down. somewhere. she is. she promises. she’ll show them.
one day after school, when there’s a torrential downpour and marinette has no umbrella, chloe catches her before she leaves, gives her an umbrella, and apologizes for probably the hundredth time. marinette doesn’t respond to the apology, but accepts the umbrella, mutters a short thanks, and heads home
chloe accepts the coldness, realizes she deserves it, and doesn’t stay angry. instead, she pulls her sweater over her head to cover herself from the rain, and waits on the steps for her car to come
she doesn’t realize that there’s an old man a few blocks from the school who watched the whole exchange
when chloe gets home, she finds a small wooden box with strange markings sitting on her desk that she doesn’t remember putting there
she opens it to find a haircomb shaped like a bumblebee
You are only a child when they start feeding you stories about the greatness your last name carries.
You are six years old and playing with your fake wand as your father looks at you with pride and assures you your future will be filled with power and no wizard will look down on you.
You are seven when he starts telling you about those with less pure bloodlines, you nod your head as your idol, your hero, fills you with hatred and ignorance. “Dad is always right” he says, you believe him.
You are eight when you watch him mistreat others and spit on their heads for their status. You watch and learn.
You are nine when he encourages you to do the same and smirks at you with pride shining in his eyes. He calls you his good boy. You’ll do anything to have him look at you like that again.
You are ten when you notice there’s a darkness that creeps in your home on some days, even though the curtains aren’t closed.
You are eleven when he asks you to befriend the boy you’ve been hearing whispers about since you can remember. He says it’s your first task of many. You wear your name with pride.
You are twelve when he tells you you’re not his son unless you obey and bring glory to the old and proud family name. He tells you it’s your duty.
You are thirteen when you try to ask him for advice and he closes the door in your face because he’s busy. He says one day you’ll understand.
You are fourteen when he tells you it’s almost time to make your family proud.
You are fifteen when the darkness in your home no longer lurks behind closed doors.
You are sixteen when he lets the darkness use you as a punching bag. You are sixteen when he asks you to choose between following his path or dying. When he asks you to damage your soul.
You are seventeen and you’ve seen more death than most people your age. You have scars time cannot fade. You can end all of this by turning the boy in, quick and easy, you’d ensure a good future that way, but you don’t. Because you no longer believe Dad is always right.
You are Draco Malfoy, but you wish you were just Draco.
Magnus Chase: the Hammer of Thor was fucking amazing??? Rick is basically educating the youth on so many topics/issues going on right now: a transgender & gender fluid child of Loki (as his/her mom), some LGBT+ kids being shunned out of their houses and forced to be homeless, racial prejudice in the police system, potential hardships a deaf person could face in a deaf-shaming world, cultural appropriation, human trafficking. Not to mention the hostilities he destroys (like the arranged marriage between Samirah and Amir being the cutest thing, and Sam taking flight lessons). AND PRETTY CLEAR IMPLICATIONS OF SWORD SEX????
I just love how Rick is just like, “fuck the system I’ll put all this shit in a children’s book.” he’s passed caring about what the public might think now that he’s on his bajillionth book. my idol
Ok guys I’m sorry I’m not uploading some stuff but here’s some bnha sketches done in october/november uploaded on twitter, if you’d like to follow me there here’s my account GAYNESS SHRINE I’m working on commissions, deadlines for projects THAT I WILL SHOW YOU ASAP, I just need time to define everything. I’m also working on some merchandise to sell at japan expo, obviously I’ll have BNHA Stuff. If time helps I will make a sort of BNHA charms pre-order if you’re interested, I’ve never done something like this so…dunno? I hope you’ll be interested :^ I could upload here on tumblr some preview!
I don’t know what suddenly happened again but there’s a
shitton of hate for Victuuri/Viktuuri(/etc) in the tags lately. People are
welcome to feel however they want for a particular ship, but I just wanted to
give my two cents by tackling the common complaints I’ve seen. I’ll start from
the beginning so I’ll be addressing basically all the arguments against this
ship I’ve seen so far.
I’ve tried to maintain some sort of order for these, but honestly I just winged it at some point. A lot of these arguments are also heavily
character-based, so keep in mind that I’ll be deconstructing several scenes as
well as character motivations as I go. (As a note, this
assumes you’ve seen the whole show. Also, I’m only using canon evidence from
the show itself.)
This is like an informal follow-up to my super old post but also not really.
No I’m not avoiding work why would you say that.
WARNING: This is a massive post/wall of text. Grab popcorn.
Can I be honest here? When I first saw
this scene, I was honestly worried for a second that All Might would be a
untouchable, a bit arrogant and overly confident guy. Just for a split-second,
I thought “Oh no, he’s gonna be one of those untouchable hero-idols again who
will only show up in the story whenever there’s a really big fight that the
protagonist can’t handle”.
Why I thought that – perhaps because I
felt something about his behavior was faked. Perhaps because he just picked up
the nearest piece of paper he could find and wrote down his autograph without
even being asked for it, probably
thinking that everyone would love to have his autograph, anyway.
But gosh, was I wrong. In the mere span of
a few minutes, all those worries were shut down.
Untouchable? Invincible? No. All Might is
shown to be bleeding and hiding behind a strong façade only a bit later.
Him not showing up in the series apart
from important fights? Ha! Since the manga started, All Might has been at
Izuku’s side as often as possible. I even miss him when he isn’t there, because
I’m just so used to him being close
to Izuku (even if it’s just watching from around the corner like a worried dad)
And then, when I rewatched BNHA, I noticed
this little scene here:
All Might didn’t just pick the notebook up
and write his autograph into it. He really read
it first. The book had fallen open during the fight with slime guy, if I
remember correctly. He probably caught sight of the sketches of heroes Izuku
had done and took a look into it.
He noticed how detailed Izuku’s notes
where. He took into consideration how much time the boy had spent gathering all
those information about the heroes, and how much love had went into each
detail. Knowing Izuku, that fanboy probably even wrote down his thoughts near
the notes, little bits and pieces of excited rambling and theories.
All Might didn’t write his autograph into
the notebook because he egoistically assumed that it would be what the boy
He wrote the autograph into the notebook
because, after seeing Izuku’s addiction to heroes, his love for everything
concerning it, he knew how much this autograph would mean for the boy.
Well done, Horikoshi. You managed to
literally pulverize all the clichés concerning shounen-mentors and designed one of the most lovable,
dorkiest yet most awesome characters I’ve ever seen. Not to mention what a
heartwarming relationship between mentor and student was created here.
Also, what kind of dorky autograph is this, you drew your own eyebrows and eye-shadows under it you utter DORK
ok so i don’t have a lot of evidence on this considering i don’t have screenshots and i really need to binge voltron again but im making this off of pure memory so hear me out ok? im porbably looking way too deep into this lmao
I think Lance feeling like he’s a seventh wheel is completely justified.
Alright so everyone has had that moment where you make a joke and everybody just stay silent like it isnt funny, right? Well if you think about it, Lance has those moments every time he makes a joke or tries to lighten the mood, all of the time. Nobody really laughs at his comments or even pays much attention to them in the first place, only gets glares in return.
Now clearly, Lance usually cracks a joke for comic relief, but apparently no one else finds it funny. For example, he comes out of the pod after healing and everyone is happy to see him. But as soon as he starts talking, people just groan and act like, “Oh, it’s that Lance, he hasn’t changed one bit,” and act clearly annoyed. Even his idol, Shiro, acts fed up with his shit- which in some cases is justified, but most times, it shouldnt matter, he’s just trying to be funny lmao. Lance probably feels, unwanted, out of place, like he is the fifth wheel because no one really accepts him, and everyone finds him annoying.
Its not even just with Lance’s sense of humor, too.
People always think his ideas are stupid.
For example, the iconic scene where he keeps Keith from running straight into the danger that could get both of them killed, he suggests his alternate idea. Keith- who usually thinks Lance’s ideas are dumb, automatically jumps to the conclusion that his idea is going to be. Before he can argue, though, he works it out and sees that maybe Lance’s alternate route is a good idea.
People disagree with the way he wants to complete something, in season 2, Lance comes up with the idea to form Voltron in a situation and everyone vouches against it, however 30 seconds later, they end up forming Voltron, like he said, anyway.
Another reason, people also think little of him, they underestimate him, and that all starts with the Garisson. He was told that the only reason he ever got at his fighter pilot class was because his rival was kicked out of school, and without that he shouldnt have even been there. Again, he feels out of place, and like he doesnt belong. Then, his idol, his hero, Shiro, shows up, and when he finally feels like he has a purpose, like he could accomplish something amazing, but then Keith shows up. Even then, he doesnt give up, he is like “um excUSE ME BITCH I CALLED SAVING SHIRO FIRST” And once again, he doesnt want his rival that always beat him to do that once again.
And again in season two, there’s clearly favoritism happening between Keith and Shiro, and Lance is jealous of course. Like, he finally gets to meet and work with his idol, and when he wants to go with Shiro on a mission, SHiro chooses Keith over him. Man, I wonder why he’s so overdramatic about it. Its not like he was treated the same damn way at the gaRISSON OR ANYTHING NAHH
No, but clearly, he has an inferiority complex, especially when it comes to keith, because he knows hes better than him in every way.
People in the show also deny that he has any good skills, and even he himself starts to believe it, when sorta venting to the yupper. (i die a little inside whenever i see it)
I loved it when shiro gave him praise for once because it was specifically for him and not directed at the whole time. It was good job LANCE
And honestly the pride on his face was so heartwarming like omg thank you shiro for ackowledging him
im probably going way off track but anyway
daily dose of what its like in my mind 24/7 lmao
I hope in season 3 they kinda bring his insecurities up again as a sort of conflict i mean- with Keith possibly becoming Black Paladin, Lance is probably gonna be hella jealous and im sure thats gonna instigate a fight between them, and now theres not really a mediator. So. Fantastic…..
Guys i feel like a lot fo stuff goes right back to shiro, how lance probably aspires to be like him, or be good in his eyes and therefore be good for the rest of the team but hes having this inferiority complex because he feels unappreciated. Like hes just that annoying guy they dont really need and they could replace him if they wanted to, and keeping all of those thoughts hidden or masked by this confident facade is like
lance youre gonna break at some point
I hope lance gets the recognition and the acknowledgement he deserves in season 3 i swear he better not be tossed under the rug.