When you first started in [Brooklyn Nine-Nine], one of our friends was like, “Oh. The gay ladies have it so hot for Rosa. Like, she’s kind of a gay icon. - Yeah, somebody said that and I was like, so flattered! I was like, “Oh my god, really?”
Ok so I made this ages ago and I never posted it because it was bad but I’m posting it now because it bothers me to see this crappy video in my computer without getting posted. Also I dared to post crappy Weeabootale “animations” so it can’t be worse lol (r-right????)
also the animations aren’t fast enough since my phone app couldn’t make it faster so here are better gifs:
Evak + Richard Siken:You Are Jeff. “This is the essence of love and failure. You see what I mean but you’re happy anyway, and that’s okay, it’s a love story after all, a lasting love, a wonderful adventure with lots of action.”
There’s the cool factor, right? You see your face on a sign or your name on something, like: “Ahh! Here I am!” And then there’s a huge responsibility and the scary part of it, which is like, “Now what happens?” And then you realize, “Oh, yeah, this is my job.”
I understand there has been a lot of discourse in the Voltron fandom regarding Allura’s canon age, and whether it makes the Shallura ship inappropriate or not.
As someone who has shipped Shallura from the beginning and still does, I just wanted to offer my perspective:
Early on when I started to get into the show, I would watch interviews with the different cast members to get a better perspective on the characters. This video, in particular, gave me a good idea of an approximate age for Princess Allura based on what Kimberly Brooks, Allura’s voice actress, says about her character in the clip.
At around minute 1:20, after Ms. Brooks gives us information about who Allura is and what her backstory is, she has the following exchange with her fellow cast mates:
Kimberly: “And she looks really hot while she’s doing it!”
Jeremy: “Yeah! Oh totally! Oh for sure!
Bex: “Serious jealousy right now.”
Jeremy: “She sounds really hot too! Not gonna lie.”
Rhys: “She’s the full package. That’s what we say in the biz. The full package.”
Bex: She may be 10,000 years old but you couldn’t tell by looking at her.
Kimberly: She doesn’t look a day over, what? …(sorry this part was unintelligible; it sounds like she says 30???? Edit: I think she’s saying, “what, what is she?”)
So, based on this exchange, this is where I got the impression that Allura was meant to be seen as a young adult, likely around the age of 20. (Or at least the Altean equivalent thereof).
In turn, if you also interpreted her character in the same way, I wouldn’t say that you were wrong to do so, given that it seems to be the same impression that the voice actors and actresses that work on the show were given about her character as well.
Furthermore, this doesn’t really contradict with the recent information that we were given from the interview with the producers. We were not specifically told that Allura was a teenager, but simply that she was “just as young as everyone else.” If Allura is meant to be a young adult around the age of 20 or even as young as 18, then this means that she’s still going through some of the same internal conflicts and struggles that the younger paladins go through: She’s still trying to form her own identity and find her way in life, so a lot of her decisions and reactions to different situations will not be as refined as an older, more wizened leader’s would be. (As we can see with her reaction to finding out about Keith’s Galra heritage.)
Likewise, to address an issue that has been mentioned very frequently, I don’t believe the creators established her as the age that she is (and based on the information that we’ve been given so far, that age doesn’t seem to be very concrete) for “shipping purposes”, but more so to offer us a better perspective on Allura’s character: It allows her to be old enough so that she can be the leader that she needs to be for Team Voltron, but also young enough so that we can still grow with her as a character and watch her blossom into her leadership role.
That’s really about it and likely all I’ll have say on this “age discourse”. In general, I try to keep my blog positive and discourse free, but I did want to clarify that, as a Shallura shipper, I am not shipping a minor/adult relationship but, based on information that I’ve been given in the context of the show and from other sources, a relationship that I believe to be between two consenting adults.
If me shipping Shallura makes you uncomfortable, however, feel free to unfollow me, or block me, or do whatever you have to do to make the Voltron fandom a safe space for you. I don’t mind and I will understand if you choose to do so.
And, at the end of the day, let’s just be kind to one another. You don’t know what’s going on in the lives of the other people behind the computer screen.
Neil and Snapchat 01
(Part IX of my aftg Snapchat serie)
Ok neil is my fave so there is a part two of this with like only 3 snaps but idc. Basically he posts about Andrew 90% of the time. He’s just in loooveee. The rest is of Matt or Allison or his cats lmao. I love him. Oh and also he posts about Exy bc yeah he’s obsessed. Now I’m done.