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Himekawa’s Partner

I love Maki Himekawa.  Because I would probably do the same things she did. 

That magical talking animal befriended in youth (or the imaginary one many of us longed for) might just be a girl’s first and only real love.

Ladies (and boys, but hear me out here), raise your hands: Did you hope to meet a Care Bear one day?  A Totoro in your back yard?  Did you long for your very own Daemon to take shape?  Of course you were secretly a Digidestined too, right?  Did the ideal pony that you wished for actually have a voice and a demi-human personality (and maybe actually be a unicorn with magic, while you were at it)?

It took a little while for girls to become badasses in cartoons, but I would argue that teaming up with magical animals was a crucial step.  And certainly, it must have had an effect on the psyche of girls of my generation.

In my case, I think I can trace the root of this deep desire for sentient animal companionship to the Punky Brewster cartoon of the late 80s:

This Glomer character made rainbows, kids!  Rainbows and magic and miracles!

And so, if I lost my one and only childhood spirit creature to the whims of fate - But a fate I thought was within my power to re-engineer - You can bet I’d become every bit as consumed as Himekawa did.  It would become my own life’s work, without hesitation.  

I would stand up in front of a room full of powerful men, talking about protecting civilians just because it’s my day job and allows access to crucial information.

I might even find myself justifying actions of dubious morality, because “That partner imprinted on me, and how could I ever pay it back for the difference it made in my life?  I owe it, and the universe owes me.”  This is what I imagine she is thinking.

From the meta standpoint, I’m not justifying the things she did (presumably facilitating the reboot even while knowing the consequences; allowing Meicoomon to kill and infect; lying to many different people) - Just saying that I can understand them.  And I couldn’t say for certain that I would not do some of the same things in her position.

Like the audience (Target audience, i.e. people who watched and loved Digimon as kids), she’s trying to return to her origin point, her childhood. 

Partnering off with each other may be what grown-ups do, but it will never be a replacement for the magic of childhood.  Although I do ship and root for them, it’s also very telling that Maki and Daigo’s relationship apparently doesn’t last.

Because he’s still out there somewhere…

I will never, ever be over this moonlit scene.  I think it was intentionally given a soft and feminine quality.  Look, she actually cried here.

And yet, for all her study and dedication, she apparently miscalculated.

Maki Himekawa is in deep.  She’s a little (a lot?) crazy, but…That’s a girl’s true love at work, and for that I respect and understand her completely.

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Growing up, I use to loooove Punky Brewster….mainly because I loved wearing my hair in two pigtails/two braids/ two ponytails (and so on)… now that i’m approaching my 30’s, this style might not quite be age appropriate … or whateva🤦🏽‍♀️🤔lol.. bump that😂😂
As long as it’s cute right!!?😬💁🏽🙈 lol #agedebates #punkybrewster #naturalhairmagic #simplehairdos
FYI: right before I wash my hair, if i feel like squeezing in one more style; it usually involves my slabbing on a lot of gel on my edges😩😂, at that point i just dont care how dirty my hair is lol… that white residue usually disappears after I’ve tied it down with a scarf. #myhaircrush

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I couldn’t resist, he just looked like such a grump in the first pic I just had to, I almost wish I colored him gray for this… Almost. The sad thing is I wanna do more (already have a few ideas hehe) I need to stop… Or do I? Only time will tell. Once again cat Mr. Dinkles is from @tisbubb ’s “A little change” fanfic.

Oh and bonus art, I took another shot at drawing human au Branch, I’m kinda diggin’ scruffy wolfy Branch, I drew Poppy this time too, she looks… Interesting kinda chipmunkish, I think I was going for a Punky Brewster vibe. I wanted to make her hair as chaotic as Branch’s cuz she’s such an adorable mess. Now I might try some fic art with these two. I only half-heartedly colored it though cuz I kinda shit the bed on anatomy.

20 Questions

20 Questions Tag

I was tagged by the @sapphiresassenach and @thatlasstho (such sweet lasses for thinking of moi)

Rules: Answer 20 questions and tag 20 amazing people you’d like to get to know better.

Name: A girl has no name

Nickname: I have many…My dad still calls me Punky Brewster

Birth Month: June

Height: 5′5

Ethnicity: American (Irish and Italian ancestry) 

Orientation: Straight, but love always wins :)

Favorite Fruit: Any berries :)

Favorite Season: Winter

Favorite Book(s): Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban; Marie Anotinette: the Journey  

Favorite Flowers: Garden roses and hydrangea 

Favorite Scent: Amazing Grace by Philosophy

Favorite Animal: Dog

Favorite Beverage: Perrier - grapefruit

Average Hours of Sleep: 5 to 7

Favorite Fictional Characters: Hermione Granger, Violet Crawley, Walter White…any many more… 

Number of Blankets You Sleep With: One fluffy down comforter.

Dream Trip: Scotland, Ireland, Australia, Iceland

Blog Created: Stalked for a while, but September 2016 officially

Number of Followers: not many like 166???

Tag 20 people:

I tagged a lot more than 20 people, and the formatting got really crazy. I didn’t want to leave anyone one so I am sorry if I did; I would like everyone who participates here to do this fun game :)

@whforreal @superaloyavanza @classykdlady @supersekritsuzie @jennykisssedme @whylimewhyanything @adhara112 @contemplatingoutlander @aliceinoutlanerland @theoriginalfnmillennial 

@ladyclaireypairey @thelilydale @faa208 @villadebrewski @everysoonceinawhile@everysoonceinawhile @pluez @alittlebitmasss

@noshippingallowed @foldingstars295 @carrieg425 @goldenoutlander @cmhoughton @fourseasonsinoneday @mackenzielass4ever @phidiaspickle

@prodigiousreblogger @bestof60 @canuck-sassenach @loverofbrownsugar @melly9197 @beas-knees @justjoan213 @unadulteratedreality @breezylouisey @whoreallyknowswho @saxlady @trulyprincesspenelope @pdxblonde @ilovesamheughan @kittencinnamonbun @petiteperioddramabuff @lamo1000 @letsspt94me @itsonlymeandiamnoone

@samheughanandcats @vividdreamer318 @cabochonruby

I was tagged by @dollydeath 💕 Ty!! Sorry it took me so long

Rules: Tag 10 people you want to know better

Relationship status: Single

Favourite colour: Pink

Lipstick or chapstick: Both 💄

Last song I listened to: Thou Carest Lord For Me

Last movie I watched: Moana

Top 3 shows: A Haunting, Full House, Punky Brewster

Top 3 Characters: Moana, Rapunzel, Amy March

Top 3 Ships: I don’t really have any

tagging @fire-shadow-dragon-god@the-true-christine, @bigbrotherw, @brwnkavi, @1989catlove, @blues-sevenfold, @1980s–wonderland, @sjofn-sjofn, @themantheycalledtrey, @rtahuniverse

Open Your Eyes

This is on behalf of all the true individuals

For all the little girls who like dirt more than dolls

The Punky Brewsters and Rainbow Brights who think the best color to wear is all of them

The little girls who play football and collect scars like soldiers collect medals

The princesses that hold court over a sea of stuffed creatures

Welcoming each one by name and serving each from her own table

The little scientists desperate to learn the DNA lines of My Little Ponies and Barbie dolls

The inspired dancers moving to a rhythm only they can hear

The little girls with music induced epilepsy, writhing with unabashed enjoyment and seeming nonsensical steps

For the little boys lone wolfing it through the neighborhood

The boys who stalk their prey of monsters and aliens alone

Only pausing in their game for PB & Js

The little boys growing up in mom and grandma’s kitchen

More interested in the art of making a meal than in learning to rebuild engines

The little boys who see the moon of Endor in every clump of trees

For the little readers who’s rather engage their imagination with books instead of cartoons

The kids who run from game to game with barely a pause

The kids that turn everything into a playground or game and often times both

For the kids you can’t bore

And for the kids seeking to learn more

For the teens with chameleon style

For the teens with hidden smiles

For all the emos and the goths

For all the nonconformists who all look alike

For the poets and the play writes

For the novelists

For the singers and the dancers

For the actors

For the composers and the musicians

For the eclectics and the eccentrics

For the painters, the models and the modelists

For the collectors

For those with a childlike spirit

For those who take everything serious

For the gamers, the hackers and the programmers

For the scientists and the teachers

For the atheists and the devout

Open your eyes

Open your eyes to the fallacy that is normalcy

Open your eyes

Because no matter how well a person fits into a group

There is still something that stands out

Open your eyes

And see that different doesn’t mean bad it just means not the same as you

Open your eyes

To the possibilities

Open your eyes

To see the reality around you

Open your eyes

To the pain that is inflicted by close mindedly sticking to ill conceived concepts of normalcy and acceptable differences

Open your eyes

To ideas

Open your eyes

To open your mind

To open your heart

To broaden your world

Open your eyes

best of me


Title:
Best of Me
Pairing: Sebastian/OFC (named)
Rating: Mature
Warnings: Fluffy smutty goodness. And lots of Romanian.
A/N: Okay. I really shouldn’t write in a language I don’t know, because Google Translate botches every thing, but nevertheless…there are a dick ton of Romanian phrases in here, which I only translate half of in the text (apologies to anyone who speaks Romanian, I’m human garbage). Everything is fully translated at the end. Forgive me for this, I just wanted to put out some fluffy shit before I start blowing yall up with the seriously kinky shit.

Originally posted by sebastianstahn

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