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Tbh I’m really worried for Matsuri’s mental state. I mean, I’m happy that Ishida explicitly portrayed another lgbt character, but I can’t shake off the feeling that Matsuri’s sudden feelings for Urie are dictated more by Matsuri’s present fragility than any real affection.
It’s true that we don’t know much about his relationship with Yoshitoki, but it’s undeniable that there wasn’t much fondness between the two. Sometimes (like after the Auction Raid) it was even explicit that Matsuri was searching for Yoshitoki’s approval, or rather, for Yoshitoki’s acknowledgement. But he never got it. Actually, it even felt like Yoshitoki made extra sure not to give it to him, if possible. I can only imagine how that must feel, growing up. Sure, Matsuri was likely a problematic child with his cocky attitude and black morality, but still. What hides behind such imposing confidence and ambition is usually a pretty deep insecurity, the need to prove your own worth to the world, the need to be acknowledged.
And Urie, if for a selfish goal, made sure to give Matsuri just that. Acknowledgement in the shape of flattery and unyielding support. That’s more than anyone’s ever given to him. The problem is that it’s fake. Urie wouldn’t hesitate to stab him in the back the moment their secret deal was no longer useful to him.
I don’t doubt that there might still be some level of attraction involved on Matsuri’s side, but as of now it feels like Matsuri is holding on to those makeshift feelings for Urie not to fall apart in the aftermath of having to face his feelings towards his father and where his death left him. So yep, I’m worried. This hardly means anything good for him.

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Tokyo 22 by Oscar Arcà

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Photographer Gets Lost in the Beauty of Tokyo’s Neon Streets at Night

Liam Wong injects a unique cyberpunk flavour into his images, casting a light upon the dark corners and back alleys that twist throughout Tokyo. His photographs manage to precisely capture the dynamism of the bustling city lit by bright neon signs and artificial lights, making one question the reality depicted in each photograph. With a distinct futuristic feel, most of Wong’s portfolio gives the sense that you were dropped into the middle of a stylish video game set in Japan’s animated capital.