I was watching Howl’s moving castle for the hundredth time again this weekend and I couldn’t stop thinking about Victor when I saw Howl >w< so this happened when I realized how much I wanted to draw Vitya with long hair as well ♥ ゜・。。・
okay. okay i can’t just start this and not talk about my expectations from tv!lyra i usually try not to have expectations of any kind (see my approach to doctor who) but it’s impossible when it comes to my all time favorite female character so, @bbc -
give me a lyra who’s wild
give me a lyra who’s got torn, worn hand me down clothes and dirty knees and bruises and scratches all over
give me a lyra with twigs in her hair and stars in her eyes
give me a rude lyra, a lyra who yells, a lyra who doesn’t (and frankly, can’t) hide her emotions
give me a leader lyra, give me a decisive and arrogant lyra
give me a lyra who lies without hesitation, who lies like she’s been doing it all her life because she has, give me a deceiving and cunning 11 year old child
give me a lyra who’s still CHILDISH as hell, who looks up to the adults she admires like they’re magic, who bluntly acts like she can blend into societies she admires with varying degrees of success (mrs. coulter’s lifestyle, the gyptians, bolvanger - depends on how hard she’s trying to lie and whether she’s just trying to have fun or actually lying for her life)
give me lyra’s and pan relationship - something deeper than anything else
yet give me a lyra who seems so different from her daemon - from responsible, planner, voice of reason pan who always has to look out for her
YET give me lyra and pan who are children and play together and laugh together and act as the one whole being that they are
give me the lyra who drove jordan scholars mad
give me lyra who lad gangs of street urchins into wars
give me lyra who earned the respect and admiration of iorek byrnison, lee scoresby and serafina pekkala (two of which are monarchs)
Okay, screw it. There’s no way in heckie I’m going to be able write Candle to Guide Me out in all it’s glory before S4, so have the outline version. This does take place between S3 and S4.
Warning: This one has some dark themes about objectification, abuse and torture. Also some implied sexual situations. If that’s gunna bug you, skip it
Strap in, this is going to be a long one.
Shiro wakes up in Galra captivity
He’s changed to a wall with basically an invisible magnet leash - it keeps his arm off and he can’t move a certain distance away from a specific point on the wall. He tries this extensively. Nada.
Eventually, Shiro wears himself out fighting, which is when Haggar steps into the room, flanked by more druids.
Shiro fully expects her to start to rant at him, or to make a point about how he’s at their mercy now, or any of that. He gets nothing. Haggar doesn’t even look at his face. Instead, he is dragged along by the cuffs: they can control how long the ‘leash’ is, and what the starting point is.
Somehow? His screaming and questions going unanswered is worse than her talking and cackling.
Shiro is strapped to a strange machine. The room is filled with druids (and nearly no other Galra? Huh), and there’s a big container in the middle with a ton of tubes and such going to go. He tries to ask what’s going on, tries to goad them into a response: he annoys some of the druid, but Haggar is still pointedly ignoring him (you’ve activated Haggar’s ‘I hate you so much I’ve become passive-aggressive’ mode, Shiro. Be very afraid)
He’s strapped into a different machine and hooked up to all kinds of somethings, and the Druids all cast something together
They hit him with energy
There’s one or two seconds where Shiro feels… powerful? Like they’re boosting him? Why are they-
But it doesn’t stay with him. It drains out of the machine and into the container in the middle of the room.
Shiro realizes that the druids are, for some reason, using him as a conduit for the energy to go into that machine
It really hurts, but there’s nothing he could do about it. He can’t even scream. The machine has locked him completely into place.
Finally, Shiro is exhausted and pained. The spell stops and he is pulled out of the machine and out of the room
As he passes the center area, he finally sees what’s inside
It’s Zarkon. They’re using the quintessence with Shiro as a filter to keep Zarkon alive.
Like the true sentence is “mais c’était un moment très intense, je te berçais tendrement dans mes bras” (like yeah it’s REALLY IT) and lance says “nan, me souviens pas, pas passé comme ça”, which literally translates to “nah, don’t remember, didn’t happen like that” SO YOU DO REMEMBER IT AT LITTLE HUH,,,, oh and the “we are a good team” is “on est une super équipe”, which is “we’re a SUPER TEAM” AND KLANCING OVERLOAD AND HOW TF ARE YOU NOT GAY (shoutout to Lionel Ceclio, Keith's va in french)
Me, who has had 8 years of french lessons and still can’t speak or write it for shit but can read it decently enough: *clutches chest* gay……………………. so freaking gay……………………………………………… we are #blessed………………….. thank you french dub for my entire life-