So a really interesting exercise in environment that I’ve noticed in VLD, comparing Zarkon and Lotor:
Whenever we see anybody talking to Zarkon in person, this is usually the setup. Look at the space between Zarkon and Prorok. Like, either this room has some phenomenal acoustics, or they both have to project their voices to actually hear each other.
pairing— kim seokjin x reader,
highschool! Jin genre/warnings— drama, fluff,
smut, comedy words— 12,799
::summary— in which you must
tutor the most arrogant and pretentious jerk that ever existed, who can’t seem
to concentrate on anything other than football, working out and girls… but then
something changes and you find yourself thinking – maybe Kim Seokjin isn’t so
bad after all?
So we’ve basically been given repeated evidence in Voltron that there’s not only ecosystems on planets, but an entire separate ecosystem (or, likely, several) in the depths of space itself. We have the Balmeras, we have the space caterpillars Pidge befriends, and we have the weblum.
The thing is? The weblum eats planets- basically making it the equivalent of space herbivore. That would actually match up a lot with its behavior- the weblum is basically a moose. It’s huge, but like any prey animal it’s skittish, tense, and reacts aggressively to things that remind it of predators. In particular it’s very hostile towards things like Lions or spaceships- and it has a nasty defense mechanism- explicitly called that, on several occasions. A defense mechanism.
You know what that all suggests?
It suggests weblums have predators.
Presumably, ones that are smaller than the weblum itself given, again, its hostile reception to the Yellow Lion- but who might work in packs to take down larger prey. If the weblum is the equivalent of a moose, then these might be the wolves in this metaphor.
I mean, I’m guessing the weblum is a big fish in the pond- why I’d compare it to a moose, not something many creatures would want to tangle with- but we really don’t have a good sample size of this, what I’d tentatively call exofauna. For all we know the weblum is a small fry and pursued by both smaller predators and much, much bigger ones. I’d guess not, but it’s a possibility.
It raises the question of if there’s exoflora to go with the exofauna. The Weblum eats planets, and assuming the caterpillars eat at all, it’s probably safe to figure their diet is metal, considering the contents of their home “nebula”.
I’ve also been wondering for a while, with the idea that the Lions are living creatures, if that’s the origin of their species. Their primary form of communication is telepathy, which doesn’t require air to travel through, and they themselves can be completely sealed from oxygen without ill effect. After all, they seem to have just ‘come from space’ with little warning. The Lions themselves might be creatures whose native environment is open space.
And, most interestingly- this might suggest, what if there are still wild, unmodified Lions out there- obviously, many orders of magnitude weaker than the Voltron Lions, who would have something beyond their modifications setting them apart, but creatures of the same species.
i see a lot of people saying joaquim and lauren saying theyre fighting for lgbt rep means theyre fighting for it in the show, but couldn't it also mean they have awesome examples in the show, and that means they're doing their part in fighting on behalf of the lgbt people by giving us such good rep? or maybe its the other option and were screwed
alright, i watched the panel (or, well, i watched the part where they got asked the question about this bc i don’t have the time or the patience to watch the whole thing rn) and here’s the link to it, the question gets asked around the 32:47 mark. here’s the transcript (with a few things added by me that i picked up on)
Fan Question: I know you can’t go into any specifics, or name any characters, but I was wondering if we will be seeing any LGBT representation in the Voltron universe before the show ends?
[they pause for awhile and i think that’s because they’re thinking about how to answer. to me, it looks like they’re—specifically lauren—trying to figure out how to answer this because it’s an obvious SPOILER TERRITORY question… they can’t say too much and they can’t say too little. they don’t want to say no comment or anything like that because, at this point, that’d be a clear indicator that we’re getting LGBT rep. some of y’all really need to realize this stuff before asking spoiler territory questions tbh? whether we like it or not, that would be a big spoiler, especially to them… because they want to tell their story, they don’t want to give it away.]
Kimberly: Ah, that’s such a good question.
Joaquim: That’s a really good question.
Kimberly: How can we… [she doesn’t continue but i think she was going to say something like “how can we answer this?” because like i said, it’s spoiler territory. idk what else she would have said other than that?]
Lauren: I think—You know, I think it’s something that is super important to us.
Joaquim: It’s very important to us. Um, you know, obviously I think what’s great about our community is that, you can pretty much tell whatever story you want to tell and put whatever you want to see into these characters. And just know that, from our perspective, we’re fighting to create as open and as broad a spectrum of characters as we can. So, um, yea. We—
Lauren: We can’t give you any definite answers, but we are super—
Joaquim: We are advocates, and we are fighting for as open and as broad a spectrum of characters as we can create.
alright. i don’t see why the shit people are flipping ass abt this? this was great? this was really great? so, my thoughts: FIRST, try to put yourself in lauren and joaquim’s shoes in this moment. please realize that if they outright said YES or anything, all of us in the fandom would know who they mean: lance, for sure, and like i said in this post (which i think u should read if u haven’t already, along with the post i link in it discussing when lauren said “herself” when talking abt lance’s love interest), he’s going to end up with someone and the only two people it could possibly/reasonably be at this point are allura and keith. i used the process of elimination by taking all the info i know to logically figure out who lance could end up with, and it’s not allura. here’s an excerpt from the post:
if lance ended up with allura, it would not be “a place different than where he started in the series,” because that’s deadass what he wanted at the beginning, it’s exactly what he wanted… they said a good relationship for lance would be what he NEEDED, not what he thought he WANTED.
so, if they HAD said “ah yes, there’s going to be LGBT rep”, anyone who sits down and thinks logically about everything would fucking know that it’s going to be lance who is LGBT, definitely… because lauren DREW HIM HOLDING AN LGBT SIGN WHILE KEITH HELD THE RACE SIGN AND PIDGE HELD THE GENDER SIGN (i.e., signs that have something to do with their character and their storylines), and in turn, this would also spoil klance… because like my post concluded, keith is the only person who fits being lance’s love interest to a T.
they watch what they say, they deal with questions they can’t answer all the time. they work in media and they’re good at hiding things and not spoiling things unless they want to. this + a bunch of other shit that’s been said/is in the show, heavily supports LGBT content in VLD. also, since this bothers me: even if we somehow don’t get klance (i’m still 14857345% sure on it btw, not doubting here), LGBT characters can still exist. they don’t need to be with someone to be LGBT. it’s fucking annoying when people in the fandom act like someone needs to be paired up with someone else in order to be LGBT. obviously, i think klance is going to happen because lance IS going to end up with someone and keith is the only one who fits.
as for this: “Um, you know, obviously I think what’s great about our community is that, you can pretty much tell whatever story you want to tell and put whatever you want to see into these characters. And just know that, from our perspective, we’re fighting to create as open and as broad a spectrum of characters as we can.” idk why everyone is jumping to the conclusion that they MUST be fighting with dreamworks for the opportunity to include LGBT content because:
1) jeremy shada said “i can’t say but don’t worry, you’ll be happy” about LGBT rep in VLD. he wouldn’t have said that if they were fighting for the chance to include rep. they wouldn’t have let him say that. and by saying that, he obviously already knows there’s LGBT rep + tim hedrick, writer on VLD, said “no comment” when asked about LGBT content in VLD. as i said, saying “no comment” is a clear indicator that there’s going to be because it’s what people say when they don’t want to spoil things, even though that alone just spoils things. tim worked on TLOK, he wouldn’t be saying no comment if we weren’t getting rep, because he knows that that comment alone, is going to get people’s hopes up. i’m pretty sure he’s also the one that said asami is korra’s heart. he’s not gonna fuck with us, they all know a lot of VLD fans came from TLOK and a lot of them are LGBT. lauren has also said they are not baiting. this story has been in the works before the first season even aired, they are way ahead of us with where they’re at.
2) the bi flag colors AND the gay flag colors are used in s1ep6 and s3ep3, which are both klance heavy episodes. that’s not a coincidence. it’s not reaching. color symbolism IS a thing in all types of media, including animation, evidenced by the fact that the bi flag colors were in the finale of TLOK… which just so happens to have been animated by the same studio animating VLD, studio mir. lauren and joaquim work WITH them on this stuff, they don’t just put it in for shits and giggles jfc. same goes for all the fond looks between keith and lance. lauren herself literally said expressions are important.
3) it’s very possible that they worded it this way to intentionally throw us off or smth because they’ve definitely done it with other stuff. they could be making it seem like they’re fighting for the chance to include LGBT characters because they don’t want to give away that there already ARE LGBT characters. i know, it sucks that this stuff is treated as a spoiler, but if it’s going to play such a huge part in the storyline of a character… it IS a spoiler for the show. lance’s sexuality is going to be a big part of his storyline, this is supported by the fact that pidge’s sign and keith’s sign both played a big role in their storylines, and it’s supported by other stuff i’ve discussed before. as i said, confirming that there’s LGBT rep would also spoil the endgame couple. they just want to let their story unfold without giving away big parts of it. “fighting” could also have nothing to do with literally fighting dreamworks to include rep in the first place but rather, like this anon said, it could mean they have LGBT characters/content in the show, which means they’re doing their part in fighting on behalf of the LGBT community by giving us such good rep. joaquim said, “i think what’s great about our community is that you can pretty much tell whatever story you want to tell and put whatever you want to see into these characters.” this doesn’t make it seem like they’re in a war with dreamworks or anyone over including LGBT content. we know netflix is fine with it, so we don’t have to worry about that, and we have this:
this also doesn’t make it seem like including LGBT content will be denied by dreamworks, it seems more like they already know they can include it.
the way they answered this question honestly just came across—to me—as them trying not to spoil anything that’s to come in regards to LGBT rep. they were vague and cryptic yet again. lauren also says they can’t give “definite answers”. they can’t give answers that aren’t vague or unambiguous about this stuff because. they. don’t. want. to. spoil. anything. that’s just my two cents.
Summary: To keep the peace, Stiles agrees to be emissary to
the Hale pack.
Notes: I saw some posts about emissary bonds, and I just had
to write one myself. (On AO3)
Stiles had said, more than once, that it was a bad idea.
That they were risking the safety of the pack, taking too much of a chance.
But he’d done it anyway.
He’d gotten himself bonded to Derek of the Hale pack, and it
wouldn’t be long before they figured out that he was a fraud. That Stiles had
barely had enough magic to complete the mountain ash circle required by the
having those early episodes with ed being twelve was so beneficial to understanding his character because when he was twelve he was super insecure and even like…a little shy? kinda? he was still hot headed and cocky but he was very much a scared, unsure and nervous little kid thrown into an adult world and it showed. and the last flashback episode is the youswell one which ends with him helping an entire town and being appreciated and doing something good, and then we instantly jump ahead and we’re back to the personality we saw at the beginning of the series and i feel like this really reveals eds nature. he wants to do good and make people happy and him building a reputation as hero of the people really made his ego and confidence skyrocket from one extreme to another until the series takes off and he becomes a balanced individual.
A/N: Thank you all so much for the love on the first chapter! I hope you enjoy this one too! Feel free to message me your thoughts and opinions! I hope I didn’t disappoint!
It had been a couple of days since you met Jimin and Jungkook was still pissed at you. After Jimin left that day he accused you of cheating and all kinds of other shit that he should know you would never do to him. Jungkook had this idea going through his head. The idea that he could talk to other girls but you couldn’t even make eye contact with another guy. He interrogated you like you committed a crime. Asking questions such as, “who the fuck was that”, or “why were you with him”. You had to thoroughly explain to him that Jimin was just walking you home since he was too “busy” to pick you up. That shut him the hell up and you could see the glint of regret in his eyes but he gave you the cold shoulder because he didn’t want to admit he was in the wrong.
did you hear about elle fanning working with woody allen? i used to adore her
i keep seeing ppl say stuff like “elle fanning working with woody allen” instead of like…81 year old woody allen casting 19 year old elle…what i’ve learned recently is that even well-known actress will act in a film that is directed by an awful man bc those directors have a lot of power in the industry, especially as a young actress you would feel like you need to be a part of that movie in order to become successful! obviously we don’t know how elle fanning feels about it but i think that pointing shame towards these young actresses just as much as woody allen is unfair and shows how women really do take the blame a lot of the time..if that makes sense!