It’s a shame that there’s no proper official definiton of the term, thus this’ll be a bit vague.
It’s true that Mikasa’s physical power doesn’t come exclusively from herself, her relation to the Ackerman clan plays a big part in that, and it probably would be more believable if Isa had already explored this part of the story, but oh well. However, Mikasa’s strength doesn’t just come from that. Like the others, she went through years of training, mastering abilities and techniques, and growing even stronger, through hard work, something that came from herself.
And even if her strength wasn’t her own, it still wouldn’t make her a Mary Sue, after all, Mikasa has found herself unable to achieve victory many times. She was unable to rescue Eren from Annie in the forest and would’ve likely been killed if it wasn’t for humanities strongest showing up. During the armored titan fight she wasn’t able to make a difference, and when the SC attempted to rescue Eren from RB in the fields, her physical strength was useless against Reiner, and she even ended up heavily injured and unable to fight even against the mindless smiling titan, spelling her doom if it wasn’t for Eren and Hannes. She was almost shot in the raid on the Reeves company, Bertholdt was able to hold his ground against her in human form in Shiganshina, and her thunderspears were useless against CT. And Hange bested her on the rooftop. Does that sound like a Mary Sue to you?
Although Mikasa has often relied on her superior physical strength, it has proven to simply be lacking too often. And thats the thing about Attack on Titan: simply being the strongest guy around simply doesn’t cut it. As Eren put it in ch 72, they had to combine their forces in order to truly bring about change.
So please, no one ever call my daughter a Mary Sue again^^
I woke up today at 2:30 in the afternoon, immediately thinking “GOD I love JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure but I feel strangely frustrated about it right now” so y’all are getting a wall of text about it.
I will forever be disappointed in the way Araki wrote Jotaro before part 6.
I did like Jotaro during parts 3-4 (mainly because a) he’s attractive, b) he’s voiced by Daisuke Ono, and c) his assholeish/badass moments were so tropey and over-the-top that it was amusing) but I never truly LIKED him as a character until part 6, when we saw how his stoicism and overpowered stand completely backfired on him and made him weak and more realistic.
Most of his character before part 6 consists of random quirks that made him a tiny bit more interesting than just a typical “jerk with good intentions” archetype: he likes the ocean, he fusses a lot over his clothes, he’s a bit softer towards children, etc. But he barely got any depth in terms of his character or just how he felt about the shit that was happening to him, because Araki either doesn’t write out his thoughts (and when he does, he’s just thinking about how to get out of the situation he’s currently in, like “when DIO resumes time I’ll beat the shit out of him!!”) or just skips over the parts where Jotaro might’ve had some genuine feelings about something other than getting angry, profusely sweating, or going “yare yare daze.”
Jotaro could’ve been so much better as a character if only Araki paid less attention to him being badass and more attention to how he felt on the inside. Seriously, part 3 is about him as a 17-year-old boy going through all this heavy shit like his mom being on the verge of death and half of his squad dying, yet his reaction to any of this was just a zoom in to his face and him going “tch.” You could argue that this was his thing, that he’s supposed to be inexpressive, and that little reactions like this were how he showed he cared, but listen: clearly this didn’t work out because half the fanbase thinks he’s a stale piece of bread because of how stoic he is.
There’s just so many things that Araki left open that would’ve given him some much-needed characterization:
Was he ever concerned that any member of their party could die at any time?
Since he and Kakyoin were both Japanese high schoolers, how close was their friendship?
Did he ever see Kakyoin’s corpse after the SPW foundation recovered it?
When he went back to school, did people ever ask him where Kakyoin went?
How does he feel about owning the same stand that killed Kakyoin and almost killed Joseph?
How does his relationship with Holly improve after part 3? Did he ever apologize to her?
What was his relationship with his dad and do they ever see each other again?
How close did he and Polnareff get after the Egypt stuff, since they were the only crusaders left other than Joseph who was becoming old and fading?
How did he feel when Polnareff was “killed” by Diavolo?
Did he ever learn that Polnareff was alive the whole time but is now trapped inside a turtle as a spirit for the rest of eternity?
How did he meet his wife and why did he marry her?
What was he feeling when Jolyne was born?
TL;DR Jotaro is the poster boy of JJBA so he should have and could have been the best JoJo in my eyes, but he wasn’t, and for a teenager who can’t write for shit I have unreasonably high and unrealistic expectations for a manga about dudes fighting each other with punchghosts that was literally written as it was being published weekly.
Me to myself after writing this and feeling like an absolute fool:
I think there is a 100% chance that those two stormtroopers decided not to report back to Pryce that they were overpowered by Kallus in a lift.
Instead, they told her they spaced him as ordered, and now they are really hoping that he either died in his escape attempt, or escaped to somewhere far away and will never be heard from again. Either way, they are constantly searching for news about him, and constantly worried that someone’s gonna find out.
“I can feel the animal inside My resolve is weakening Pounding at the doors of my mind It’s nearly overpowering I cannot begin to describe The hunger that I feel again Run if you intend to survive For the beast is coming to life Taking form in the glimmer in this tainted moonlight.”
This blonde beauty is among one of my favourite within the Spriggan 12. When Fiore is reconstructed I just loved her battle armour. She looks so fucking badass and ready to fight but when it comes to fights there’s a little bit of a problem. She doesn’t seem to kill anyone. She challenged Kagura to only dice up her clothes. Then she did the same to Sherria. I don’t know Hiro but I can’t live with the fact that her powers didn’t result in at least a side characters death. Wendy and Sherria vs. Dimaria was pretty lit even if it was rather convenient that Ultear showed up. Her powers are fucking amazing. I mean she can control time and use a god take over. It made sense for E.N.D. to move freely through her magic otherwise it would’ve been too overpowered. That aside I like how Hiro incorporated Sherria’s sacrifice of magic to beat her the first time. Was still hoping to see her fight Brandish or have some backstory revealing the reason behind their rivalry. When she was holding Lucy captive she really kept me on my toes and brought out some NaLu moments. Once again why is this Spriggan serving Zeref? How did she get the God Chronos? Please Hiro take one chapter to explain. That’s all it takes. That click of her teeth, though.
I saw you mention Jax & Tara as a couple that had great chemistry but had conflicting narrative as far as having different ideologies or goals (not sure if I'm wording this correctly). My question is do you think Klaroline would qualify as a couple like that works solely because of the chemistry? Also do you Klaroline could've been written better?
Well Jax and Tara aren’t a couple that work solely on chemistry, their chemistry is just foremost, it’s significant, it’s necessary because you have to get a sense of this otherworldly pull that might not be logical but that is overpowering and nonverbal and profound:
however, their relationship is still earned. On a narrative level, on a character level, their relationship is about a lot more than chemistry.
Tara is everything the Sons of Anarchy isn’t, she’s representative of hope and peace and respite for Jax, she is his way out, she is his vulnerability, she is his everything he could be:
and for Tara, Jax is the man she’s been in love with since she was 18, he’s the man who would do anything for her, who would kill a Federal Agent (and her ex boyfriend) for trying to rape her, who she feels truly safe with.
But this is a problem for both of them because Tara fucks with Jax’s head, Tara is the one thing that stands in the way of him and his club, his club that demands his allegiance, demands his violence, demands his immorality, a club he can’t help but love because he grew up in it, it’s all he knows and Jax being willing to do anything for Tara is a problem for her because it sucks her into that violence that she so detests, this is why ideologically they contrast.
Klaroline doesn’t have that and that’s a problem. In my opinion, Klaroline doesn’t have anything particularly unique, they don’t have anything that makes them stand apart, I get the chemistry, the chemistry is palpable but I don’t get the ship, I don’t get what they have to offer the other person, I don’t get why Klaus will wait for however long it takes. Their relationship just feels like they needed that one day of pure sex and then they could be like OK out of my system and done it. I don’t get a sense of them being pulled back to each other despite logic and reason, it’s a very frivolous dynamic, there is no sense of deeper meaning there and that’s why it isn’t something I actively ship. I need them to offer each other something and like I already said, I don’t think Klaus made Caroline love being a vampire, she loved it already, I don’t think Caroline alters Klaus’ perspective on anything, I don’t think they change each other for the better or for worse and I never even got the impression that Caroline liked who Klaus was I just thought she needed to screw his brains out and move on.
Well, this is not a theory. I got up to these pics and they hit me like a truck. I’m not a morning person, but this even overpowered what an alarm could do.
I admit I wasn’t on the best state to see these pics because I just got my heart broken. So seeing the 1st pic posted on wildflyme’s instagram was breaking my heart even more because I’m a camren shipper af.
These pics are so sensual, yes. They both look really happy. With the fragile state of me right now, even the 1st pic had me so down and sad because my ship has lost in the middle of nowhere LOL. It felt as if my heart was ripped to two.
But again, this is media. One thing that is consistent about me wherever I am on social media (Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr) is that I don’t trust media anymore. MTV is one of them. I don’t even believe in Billboard, then how can I even trust MTV? This is the link
After all, we all know, these are from a photoshoot in November 2016.
There are many possibilities out there, but I’m just gonna narrow them down to 2 possibilities here. If I list all the possibilities one by one, it might end up like a novel. It’s better to just focus on two.
1. Laucy did date just like what was mentioned in the article and Camren was NOT real or even if Camren might be dating at some point
2. Laucy did date just like what was mentioned in the article, but Camren IS real as well
You know, when you read these 2 possibilities, you will feel like, “No, I think..” or “Wait.. but..” Save it. Let’s just focus on these 2, because I know it’s a never ending debate if we talk about all possibilities.
But now, let’s see the big picture and let’s stop with “No, Camren is real” and “No, Laucy is real” debate. Let’s look at another point of view here. What if both ships are real?
For me, the 2nd possibility is what I believe. You know I don’t trust media anymore just like what I said earlier. But, what was mentioned in MTV is STILL one of the many possibilities, right? We can’t just exclude it just because we are denying that Laucy is real.
Laucy might be real at some point (or not). They mentioned they dated on and off for a few years. They have known each other since high school. The context of “a few years” might be around 2 - 3 years. That’s my definition. 4 years for a relationship for me is a long time. I can’t define it as only “a few” years. But, what if this happened before Camila and Lauren met each other? Or what if this happened before Camila and Lauren realized they fell in love with each other? For God’s sake, this might happened during the X Factor as well, and Laucy & Camren might be a complicated love triangle (okay, I’m delusional but this is one of the million possibilities out there, right?)
It was mentioned in MTV article that they did this photoshoot as part of their coming out. It was mentioned “They did really like each other” but there was no timeline mentioned about when they had the relationship. It was only mentioned “They dated for a few years”.
Those photoshoot pics might break my heart, but I’m not losing my Camren heart. No.. Why? Because of these.
I’m sorry but they look really happy here as well? Or are you still gonna call me delusional?
Well, these gifs seem too friendly though. But these iconic moments will always be in our minds.
Your other expressions can lie, but your eyes will never lie. These gifs are heart-warming to be honest.
Then, these indirects.
Lol, I’m sorry for being extra on this. But have you realized that the article confirmed yet killing Laucy at the same time?
I’m NOT losing hope on what I call as true love. I might be so lowkey about it on my instagram and twitter accounts cause I use those platform for another purpose. I never posts about Camren there. But here, in Tumblr, I’m quite vocal about it. I might not be as intense as the other Camren accounts, and I might be lowkey about it, but since the very beginning my fan account was made, I AM a Camren shipper.
You have your right to believe what you wanna believe, but I believe in true love and that revolves around Camren, because the way Lauren looks at Camila is love.
P.S. Guys, I don’t know why but on my phone the pictures shown are only a few. Even the indirect pics are only one which is shown. Is it like that in your phone as well? Because I posted this using my laptop. If you see it from the laptop or computer, you’ll see all the trolls lol
[06/12/2016, 15:27:40] mushy embarrassment patrol™: ….. i AM ALLURA [06/12/2016, 15:27:42] mushy embarrassment patrol™: oh shit [06/12/2016, 15:27:45] mushy embarrassment patrol™: moana paraody [06/12/2016, 15:27:49] mushy embarrassment patrol™: I AM ALLURA [06/12/2016, 15:28:09] Mari®: omG
/ as soon as i saw moana this moment™just GAH destroyed me. and i really wanted to do a voltron parody for it. i’ve been planning to do this for a while between King Alfor and Allura in episode 9 in their own moment™ - but I only got round to getting to it now!
the backing is all orchestrated/arranged by yours truly. there wasn’t one online so i figured i’d just make it myself and it’s fun exercise to do it all from scratch. mostly this was following the main components from the original recording. but i have added some of my own touches to the score as you will see ;) ……. happy holidays everyone!!
And when that voice starts to whisper Allura, you’ve come so far Allura, listen Do you know who you are?