some things i’ve learned about adulthood that no one warns you about
you will in fact continue to have acne past the age of twenty
you will eventually hit a point where you start to feel icky inside if you go too long without eating some sort of vegetables
depending on your current level of athleticism/physical activity as well as the kind of activities you did as a kid/teenager, your joints may start acting whack in your twenties, despite what everyone says about that not happening until middle age
eventually you will reach a point where you wonder how you were able to stay up until 3am nearly every night and be perfectly fine the next day (and this moment will come much younger than you expect)
it is much harder to meet new people after you’re done with school than sitcoms would have you believe
don’t let society tell you shit: it is perfectly acceptable to live with your parents after you graduate, there’s no need to be broke and miserable just so you can have some misguided attempt at independence straight out of school
I want for the Paladins to a “spring
cleaning” in the Castle and the Lions and that they find all sort of stuff,
especially from the paladins before them that once piloted their lions.
I want Lance to find a small heavy box
filled with small squares that resemble photos and in all of them a young happy
ex-Blue Paladin is smiling bright and big at the camera. I want him to go
through all the photos of their adventures where they are on with blue paladin
armor along with the rest team and photos of the planets and people they saved.
I want him to be motivated of that and push himself to do as good as his senior
Paladin did; to help, save and care.
I want Hunk to find video clips of the old
paladin of his lion where he’s almost video blogging and he’s narrating the
adventures. The videos start as a formal report but then slowly turn into a
journal and Hunk is mesmerized by the story telling. The stories become more
personal as the videos go on and then, in one of them, there’s a second tiny
person besides the old yellow paladin, cradled in his arms and Hunk gasps out
when Alfor whispers Allura’s name as he stares fondly at the small Altean baby.
I want Pidge to find all kind of dry plants
and flowers in one of her lion’s compartments and for her to being curious
enough to look their meaning and components, to see if they were related to the
nature back in Olkari, but turns out they are just harmless simple silly
plants/leaves/flowers/petals from different planets. I want her to find the old
Green Paladin notebook with the characteristics of each plant and it’s enough
for Pidge to search and wonder why they were so important to the past paladin.
I want her to feel this soothing calm breeze inside her as she learns more and
more about nature and feels a better connection with her Lion.
I want Keith to find sketches. I want him
to find sketches of aliens, planets, explosions, Red, all the lions together,
Voltron itself, the castle. I want him to see through the old red Paladin’s eyes
and see their reality, to see the calling and good and belonging they had and
wishing he could be part of that. I want him to pick up that extra empty
journal he finds, covered in dust and falling blank pages, and start doing his
own sketches, making up his mind and starts portraying his home, his team, his
family he has found and creating his own path slowly.
So no one knows if any characters are going to be killed off in future seasons, but because of the 80s show, Shiro is a prime target to get the chop, if you know what I mean.
That would be too predictable, right? RIGHT? Everyone knows Shiro’s character gets fucked up in the original, or at least the character he was based off of. So what if something else happens when they find him?
No, LISTEN! Allura will be bonding with the blue lion, so even though she’s not the best paladin yet, she’s more than capable and is able to use her many other talents on the battlefield. You know, magic, super strength, etc. Meanwhile, Lance and Keith are like co-leadering or whatever, sharing Red or changing lions or- IT DOESN’T MATTER! Anyway, so they find Shiro, right? And at first it’s all happy and shit, but of course they find him in a dangerous place or something and they have to fight their way out with him and Matt and shit. Anyway, so something happens and everyone is vulnerable or something, I don’t know. Anyway, WE CAN SEE THE KILLING BLOW COMING FOR SHIRO! We know it’s coming, he doesn’t stand a chance, OH GOD IT ALL MAKES SENSE! CURSE YOU 80s VOLTRON! But then! THEN-
So Lance is looking at this and is like, oh no, we just found Shiro, we can’t afford to lose him again because it’s been so hard without him and Keith has been super depressed. And so Lance is all “Allura is turning into a great blue paladin, and if Shiro comes back to the team, then that means Keith can go back to being the red paladin full time and Shiro can be leader again.” And because it’s Lance, who devalues himself and also has a self-sacrificing streak (looks at the bomb with Coran/how upset he gets every time he fails to protect his friends), he sees the situation like this–He is the least valuable member of the team as of that point.
And so whatever is happening to Shiro, Lance GETS INVOLVED and, I don’t know, pushes Shiro out of the way and so HE’S the one that DIES!
I’m serious. Like, if I’m taking a look at the 80s Voltron for inspiration, but I’m also not wanting to be predictable, that’s what I would do. Like, Lance’s arc is set up perfectly for this development and, from a writer’s perspective, he’s the lovable jokester that kicks the bucket just for sentimentality’s sake.
If I was writing it, that’s what I would do anyway despite the fact that Lance is my fav character.
ANYWAY! HOPE YOU ENJOYED YOUR DAILY DOSE OF LANGST! BYE!
every once in a while i see a post on here making fun of hoodwinked and i get just slightly offended cuz i completely unironically love that movie.
like yeah it’s a bit ridiculous and the animation isn’t great but like. there are so many gems in that movie.
red’s a black belt. granny does extreme sports. the big bad wolf is an investigative journalist and he’s voiced by kronk. a totally random goat that was cursed by a witch for unknown reasons to sing everything he says and has many sets of multifunctional detachable horns and gets an entire musical number despite being only vaguely important to the movement of the plot.
seriously this movie is fantastic and y’all are sleepin on it.