19.07.17» This week is going better than the last, I just hope I can keep it up ✨ I’ve found that this system works really well for me, as it’s so simple, it makes me wanna add color to it, but I can only color something if I’ve worked on it so… it makes me work
Zack can’t think of a suitable word in English for what he wants to say, so out of habit he says it in Mandarin, and of course the others have no idea what he said. He expects them to complain, because his teachers did back when he tried to contribute in class, and starts to apologise
but instead of telling him off or staring at him blankly Billy has out his phone, looking up the meaning, and the other three are over his shoulder reading the translation and description of the word, and once they get it they’re like “Oh yeah totally, I feel that-” and carry on
Zack who takes note of all his friends tiny quirks and needs because he’s so used to looking out for those things being a young carer he does it without meaning to anymore, being totally taken off guard when he realises they’re doing the same for him and making these extra efforts because they love him and he’s not alone anymore. Friends do that, friends do that for the people they care for and he has someone else other than his mother now who does that for him: these four give a shit about him, they genuinely love him and want to know and work with this stuff
I feel like a lot of people focus on how having friends is a welcome, yet surreal change for Trini, but Zack’s the same and I think he gets brushed under the carpet a little
The heart-clunching Adrienette dance scene for those who need it, ft. Alya “the hero we don’t deserve” Cesaire
DISCLAIMER: Miraculous Ladybug does not belong to me, nor do the characters. I am solely sharing this scene to spread the enjoyment. Miraculous Ladybug respectfully belongs to Thomas Astruc and Zagtoon productions.
about shiro not backing keith’s story in bom: i think there’s other factors that a lot of people overlook. namely, the fact that shiro’s response isn’t just him reacting to an isolated incident–its him finally putting together the pieces after a long time of dealing with constant doubt and concern. because he knows something’s up with keith. in season 2, he’s the only one that does. on two separate occasions, he takes keith aside and tries to talk to him, to ask him what’s wrong, to try and get him to open up. and every time keith shuts him out? you can see the fear on shiro’s face, can see that he feels like they’re slowly drifting apart and he’s losing keith
these two strike me as friends who probably used to tell each other everything. so the fact that keith is refusing to talk now, that he’s forcing this distance between them? shiro doesn’t know what to think. and when he sees keith has this alien knife and is maybe part galra? maybe isn’t even from earth at all? shiro is very quickly finding out that this person he’s very close to, someone who he thought he knew everything about, is quite literally becoming alien. his best friend is suddenly a stranger, and he’s questioning whether he ever even knew him at all
looking at shiro’s face here, he looks just as panicked as keith. despite how good he is at improvising and acting, he doesn’t even have it in him to scrape together an excuse or cover story. he’s genuinely shocked, and just blurts the words out without thinking. “I…I don’t know”–he hesitates, stumbles. he’s seeing the person he thought he was really close to in a whole new light, and he doesn’t know how to handle it
and keith? when he’s down on the ground, the first thing he says is “Shiro, you know me.” becuase he’s trying desperately to bridge that gap, to make shiro see–to prove that, even if keith’s going through some shit, even if he doesn’t know who he himself is, he hasn’t changed. the person shiro knew is still the same.
also, look at shiro’s face after that exchange. that doesn’t look like someone who just sold out or distrusts their friend. he takes the time to look at keith and kinda check in, to see how vulnerable and scared he looks (scared because he thinks shiro doesn’t trust him)
before he goes right back to glaring and confronting the bom
he then tells keith theyre leaving and starts walking away. he realizes there’s some kind of conflict here between keith and the bom, so he tries to separate them. if he really didnt trust his friend, he would’ve insisted he either 1 hand over the knife or 2 started asking a bunch of personally invasive questions–after all, this is the person that insisted on morally grey mind control interrogation to extract information from a galra.
instead, he sees how honestly hurt and confused keith looks, so he gives him some space and tries to quickly remove him from the situation
and when keith insists on staying? shiro’s worried look in the background there? even if he doesn’t understand what’s been going on with keith all this time, he’s clearly concerned, clearly cares. he backs off a bit and let’s keith say his piece, because he realizes just how much all this means to him. shiro doesn’t interfere again until after he hears keith’s life will be on the line, and immediately tries to get him out of there
he goes right up to keith’s side when he tries to reason with him, and we get a repeat of that shoulder touch thing these two do so much. shiro especially does this to keith a lot, and it honestly seems like a kind of grounding thing. he reaches out to keith, tries to tell him that whatever’s going on his life isn’t worth it, holds onto him to offer some kind of comfort. the way shiro tries to convince him here reminds me a lot of that thing joaquim said in an interview, about how “shiro is sort of the only thing that can really calm him down and keep him in check.” shiro very much tries to do that here, sees that keith is angry and upset and tries to keep him from making a reckless decision.
was shiro really taken aback and hurt initially? i think so, yes. but once he kinda has a bit of time to recover and think things through he’s still thinking of keith and trying to help him as best he can–this is also why he doesn’t try to stop him again until it’s absolutely necessary, because he respects keith’s volition and understands the importance of that autonomy. when push comes to shove, regardless of the situation, shiro still steps up to protect keith
i hate gays on this site! ok i fucking said it! i hate gays bc you are all aphobic as hell and treat our identity like a fucking joke! you tell aces that we’re really just gays with internalized homophobia! you tell teens who are trying to find themselves that they can’t identify as ace! you get mad at fucking suicide hotlines for helping aspecs! and if we try to fight back we’re “homophobic” and made into a laughing stock! you where “aphobic” like a fucking badge of honor bc our existence is such a fucking joke to you! it’s ok and cool to be gay and aphobic but if you’re ace and say anything negative about the way gays treat us than we’re homophobic and trash. gays are allowed to say they hate aces because we’re bad to them. well then i fucking hates gays on this hellsite. sure i’ll be homophobic, you all would say i was anyway.
and don’t you dare act all high and mighty like it didn’t take any enormous amount of effort to get you guys to accept trans and bi people as well. it’s the same fucking shit.
im just remembering Evillustrator and something got me thinking
did Marinette ever tell anybody about her helping Chat Noir?
cause like, in the last scene Alya is asking Chloé about it Ladybug and Chat Noir (probably because Chloé told everybody) but then why Alya isnt asking anything to Marinette? Then Sabrina came and she didn’t know about Marinette going in the date with Evillustrator which could be a very plausible excuse to not be able to work with her.
But Marinette didnt tell anything
Now my point is
If Marinette never told anything
there was no way Adrien could have known about it
his question came really out of nowhere (except for us, but because we know the truth)
what if lance wasnt just jealous that keith got to go to the blade of mamora base but was actually trying to protect him??? i mean lance was so against keith going and listed some very good reasons he probably shouldnt go and when they found out keith was in trouble he looked the most worried of them all like maybe he was thinking “god i was right someone else shouldve gone instead i shouldve pushed the subject harder now keiths in trouble” but not like in a malicious way its just hes willing to see keith as a human being with flaws and those flaws probably werent the best idea to send out there. now they dont show lances reaction to keith being alright which im not shocked at all about since they didnt show keith craddling him in his arms or the teams reunion but they literally refused to show a single closeup of his face afterwards and i find that rather interesting. anyways we can conclude lance was very happy and impressed that keith made it back safely because he mentions the blackholes when complimenting keith
two episodes later. protective klance confirmed.
For every new comment I see about how Bakugou’s horrible and doesn’t deserve love and generally isn’t allowed any room to grow and improve himself my vocalizing of how proud I am of him and how much I appreciate all the work he’s putting in becoming a better person increases tenfold just in the hope that all my love will somehow reach him and let him know that all the effort he’s putting in bettering himself isn’t actually a waste of time
I see you and I appreciate you and I’m so so so so proud of you you slightly-less-angry-and-way-more-caring-than-in-the-beginning dandelion