semi format

anonymous asked:

hey i know you may be tired of ppl asking you this but: what the fuck is sp7 and how does one go about watching it (them?) from the beggining and actually understand stuff

format wise: semi improvisational semi scripted comedic vlogs

plot wise: when steven loses his job he starts a business with his friends and because of this he gets embroiled into their Life Drama a lot. the name comes from the fact that the series focuses on the seven people who went to sugar pine lodge together.

it’s rvb-ish in the “extended period of fucking around before holy shit real plot” sense, even though it’s still mostly them fucking around with letterbox asides every few episodes. like… the majority of it is “cib loses his headband! james is secretly practicing the recorder! steven spends a day with his dad!” but ever so often it deviates from “goofy vlog with silly freeze frame stills while steven sarcastically comments on the scenario” to “shots of LA with acoustic guitar playing underneath while steven talks about how change is terrifying and how he’s struggling to deal with the fact that he knows it’s coming”

here is the link to season one in chronological order (don’t be spooked by the number of videos, they’re usually in the 5-10 minute range)

here is the link to season two in chronological order (season that’s currently airing)

Something to Fear

Merry Christmas and Happy Truce to @darkeneddawning! She requested something to do with Ice King Danny–lucky me that she has so many cool drawings and headcanons for it.

Posting it a bit late. My fault for letting this get so long–was having way too much fun with headcanons for this. Enjoy! 

Danny took a deep shuddering breath, trying his best to shake the thrumming weight of exhaustion from his chest. It pressed against him like a physical mass, turned the pulsing in his veins to sludge. He wanted nothing more than to crawl back to sleep, but anxiety kept his eyes open. The adrenaline buzzing through his system forced him into artificial alertness. He crossed his arms over his chest in an attempt to appear composed.

Opposite him, twelve Observants rung out a perfect semi-circle. Twelve eyes stared him down. Twelve pale, slick bodies, glistening as if coated in condensation, walled him in. Running was a poor option, facing against a dozen creatures who claimed to See All.

Observants just observe. They don’t act. They don’t do.

Danny ground his teeth. His mouth tasted sour. He felt disarmed, knowing that beneath his ghost form he was pajama-clad and half asleep. It could have been an intentional nighttime ambush, or it could have been that the Observants had no concept of, nor respect for, human sleep patterns.

The silence ate away at his nerves.

What?” Danny finally spoke. He sparked a glow behind his eyes, despite the headache the brightness caused him. Clockwork had suggested that these things frightened easily. Danny prayed that their All-Seeingness couldn’t call his bluff.

The right-most Observant floated closer. Danny hid his flinch, pretending to busy himself in the vast foresty void beyond the ring of Observants. Cold—he’d forgotten how cold the Ghost Zone was. “You wish to know why we’ve summoned you, is that correct?”

“I wanna know why you think it’s okay to warp me out of bed when I haven’t done anything.” Danny swallowed, or he tried to; his dry throat betrayed him. “O-or is it my future self again? You planning to fight me yourself instead of having Clockwork do the dirty work? That’s good by me. Been wanting the chance to play ‘rock, paper, finger-to-the-eyes’ with you creeps.”

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In light of @jqlgirl ’s post about competitive play and brews, I thought it would be cool for everyone to share their first experiences with brewing in a semi competitive format. I’ll start:

A few years ago a small lgs was doing a non sanctioned tournament for a prize of ornamental swords (really weird business model). The idea of the tournament was that it would be based around a weekly color or combination of colors. The one I participated in was mono red with a stipulation that the only allowed mana sources were mountains. My friends and I brainstormed for days and decided that the best way to beat other red decks was to take advantage of red’s artifact mechanics. I don’t have the exact list anymore but our combo involved getting a hasty Wurmcoil Engine on the field as early as turn 3. We ended up winning undefeated and split the swords between the 3 of us, and that venture was what got me into brewing.

So what was your first brew? Did you sweep a tourny or go down in flames? Was it fun? Tag your friends and let’s see those brews!

@sarkhan-volkswagen @gryffns-nest @moxperidot @pepperapb @actualborossoldier @odric-master-swagtician @sarpadianempiresvol-viii @vorthosjay @yeens-human

One of the problems with Tumblr’s weird semi-public/semi-private format is that it can be really hard to distinguish between venting about things that annoy you and like actual proposals of solutions. In light of that, let me clarify some things.

There is no way to make NTs stop using fidget spinners that will not harm NDs as well. Most of the problem with fidget spinners comes from uneducated teachers not respecting or understanding the needs of their students. Allowing only NDs to use fidgets makes them obvious targets for abuse.

I am still super fucking frustrated that they are getting blanket banned and that NTs are using them and then turning around and mocking NDs. 

Sometimes, I need to vent that frustration. 

if kimiko ever met penn.ywise or a bogart or any other creature that could turn into one’s greatest fear, it would either be a monstrous/scarier version of herself or her father that would mock her and taunt her for being a failure or being a bad person.

Voltron Theories Season 2 Updated.

Okay so the fact that we have an echo in the dialogue gets me to wonder two things at the very start. Are they deliberately doing that only for the trailer to make it sound like Shiro is in a metal place that has an echo chamber, or is he really in a place where there’s an echo and he’s talking to Keith somehow while they’re escaping something. For me it’s a toss-up here honestly. On the one hand I can see this being a real moment in the series with them in the black lion or in a fight of some sort. However this could also be a set up for the fans to freak out over since “Space Dad” has become a fan favourite.

Honestly the likelihood of Shiro outright dying in this series is 50/50 right now for me. Reason being is that the production has said that they are going to pull from Go Lion which has a darker ending for Shiro’s expy Shirogane, however this is also being based on Voltron where his fate is less tragic but also just as dire. (There’s also a case where both can turn out to be true but that I’m saving for another post.)

So after this we get the shot of Keith crawling up on the head of the Red Lion and this time (thank you clearer trailer) we can see that he’s in a place where there’s a gray white set up. Now this is sort of important. This could either be the ice place that Pidge sees later, or this is rock planet. We’ve seen in other pictures that the Black lion is on a rocky planet, so that at least tells me that this place where we see Keith is probably the same place, making it where Shiro and Keith both landed in the same location. Or at least that’s what it’s implying here.

This is quickly followed by an underwater shot of Yellow (Hunk) and Blue (Lance) landing on the bottom of an ocean. Something caught my eye now that I can see it far more clearly. There are pods, mini underwater thermal like vents (or chimneys) that are glowing pink with energy. A few things clicked in my mind. Firstly –as someone who has read (and watched) various underwater comics – there is a precedent within shows and comics (especially with science fiction) to have an underground energy source be used to power the likes of an underwater city. We’ve seen it with Star War’s Gungan civilization, with DC’s Atlantis and Marvel’s Atlantis as well. On top of that several anime series also has used the idea of a thermal source being energy for a civilization.

Secondly the fact that they’re falling down so deep means that the lions were designed to not only handle the cold and antigravity of space, but also the pressure of being deep under water, which means that whoever designed the lions knew that they would have to be fighting not only on solid ground and space but also possibly underwater and made it so that the lions could withstand that.

We can also solidly say that we’re going to see more relationship building with Lance and Hunk in at least one episode and one where Keith has to grow and help Shiro.

Next shot we have is of the Green Lion being tied up. Or wrapped up by vine, not rope in this case. A few new things that I noticed. Firstly the place that she’s in is clearly not vegetative and it looks more like the clay desert set up that you might see in some areas of the South west. What’s important about this fact is that the vines are wrapped in a strange way. There’s none over the lion’s mouth to keep it from snapping. It’s only around the head, the legs the body, neck and tail, and it seems somewhat loose. If this was being used to hold her in place or secure her then, whomever wrapped her up didn’t do a good job and, it’s not gonna hold.

Secondly given the curve of the ground it looks like she’s in a river bed of some sort. The ground doesn’t look like the lion impacted on the spot, meaning that she made her way there from somewhere else. Thirdly there’s a group of people there examining the lion, and the way it’s resting sort of is like a cat so it’s not in a aggressive or defensive stance. There are eight people around the lion: two by the tail and the back legs, one by the front right paw, the rest between the mouth and the front right paw. It’s hard to make out here but it looks like they’re wearing very simple outfits, sort of like the Balmerian’s were in the first season.

Who these people are I’m not sure, but we do see at least two of them again in a later shot, so that’s telling a bit right there.

Following this we get two very important, I think scenes:

The first one focuses on Keith with the Black lion, his hand is either out at, or on the Black lion and it’s clear from this background they are the same planet/asteroid/location that Keith was in in the earlier shot confirming that, at least for this episode, the Black and Red lion are both in the same location, meaning it’s likely that Shiro and Keith are there as well.

The second shot is the one that has me interested. Keith looks both worried, concerned and it’s as if he’s concentrating on something. Either he’s worried about Shiro or he’s trying to get the Black Lion to let him in. Whatever the case is he’s sweating because of it, meaning that he’s either run very far or he’s actually trying to actively bond with the Black Lion for some reason. Why? My only guess is that he needs to pilot it for some reason. Or at the very least get inside of it to check on Shiro. If this is the case then that means that Keith creating a bond with the Lion could actually protect the whole integrity of Voltron as the Black Lion is the main head and body of the lion and the others follow after him.

Next sequence is another interesting one for various reasons so I’m going to try to split this up.

First off we see all five lions: Black, yellow, blue, red and green flying in a semi formation towards an unknown planet. What’s interesting about this moment is that the color of light that covers this scene becomes important later on as that same lighting and color comes into play in several moments in the trailer. I thought this might be a flashback, I’m not so sure anymore, however I do suspect that several frames of the trailer come from one episode and this may be part of that.

Following this we can see two sections of the planet which I want to highlight. The first is on the left past the mountain range. Here you can see some strange shapes. These honestly look like roads to me. When flying in a plane you can see land set up based on layout of roads and broken into sections. The land on the left side looks like it’s been tended to and fixed up. There looks to be roads or some sort of wall or cut in to the land that stands out creating areas to walk and possibly buildings and the like. On the right side of the mountains the ground looks more wild, less tended too and more open and untamed. There’s also implications of lakes down there as well as forested areas.

The last thing of interest about this strange planet is that there’s either an atmosphere where the mountains are growing up into space, or that’s a barrier around the planet as the look of it seems to show the atmosphere cutting around the peaks of the mountains. We can see clouds going around them so that does indicate an atmosphere but it could also be both at the same time. If it is a barrier then that does mirror what the original Voltron and Go lion had for Altea where there was a barrier around the planet that Voltron had to get through.

The next shot we get is Hunk and Lance underwater staring at a strange building. Again, this is probably part of the same episode where we see them land in the water together. The interesting thing is that right away we see that same pink glow from a large rock right in front and capping something. There’s moss or some sort of seaweed or plant growing on top, and we can see to the left more pink energy radiating from the bottom of the crust.

As I said before I’m theorizing that that is some form of thermal energy coming from under the ocean floor.

Next we see the building before them. A structure that really does feel like something out of Star Wars Gungan city. There’s a set of curved holders that are holding a star shaped decoration at the top, over a Arrow shaped decoration that is being held up with what looks to me like some sort of clam or muscle inner body. It’s clear that the front of the building is the one with the yellow windows and it looks to be a door way that the two boys are facing. The building is rounded and because of the distance we can’t tell how big it really is.

Another bit of interest in this is the fact that Hunk and Lance can stay underwater for as long as they are outside of their lions. Again that means that the suits are equipped to handle the pressures in space and other terrain. Which could be a very important bit of info if you couple that with the possibility of the group having to be outside of their lions for a time and in space or in a situation where if they take off their suits they will die. Clearly whoever came up with the designs of the lions and the uniforms for their pilots must have been thinking about the possibility of locations that the Paladins would be called to. Which also makes me, again, wonder who built them in the first place?

Now comes the most, or possibly most, controversial moment in this trailer. Or at least why I think it will cause some major questions to come up later. We see the red lion being clearly sucked into a hole. Now there’s a few questions on hand that come right up. Firstly when is this taking place? Clearly that is not the same worm hole that we saw Allura create, and also that’s not the same worm hole that Haggar attacked, so when is this happening?

Well honestly I think this is going to be happening before we see the four lions get together to do something rather big. There’s a moment that comes up a little later in the trailer. In it we see four, not five, lions flying for some strange yellow sun/gas giant planet. Of these lions we see the Black, the Yellow, the Blue and the green. The Red is nowhere in sight. Why is that, well again I’m going to be a tad bit controversial here. I think it’s used as a bit of a sacrifice by possibly Shiro to keep the others safe.

Let me quickly explain. We know that there are several shots in the trailer where we see the lions in action, and normally the red is among them. There is however only this moment and one other moment that I can’t account for all five lions, and that’s the scene where there’s a shot in a space ship grave yard. This leads me to believe we’re going to lose the red lion before the season is out and probably have to get it back by the end. I’m taking a wild guess here but I’m going to assume that Shiro may have something either planted on him, or planted in him that is allowing the Zarkon Empire to follow them. He figures this out and realizing that they’re going to want him and d the Black Lion, takes Keith’s red lion and allows it to fall into the black hole with himself in order to be lost to them.

However the likelihood of this happening is very slim. The other possibility is that the lion has to be let go of in order to save the others and possibly them planting something on it so that it can be located. We know that all five lions are needed to form Voltron, but what do you get when you only have four. There is a possibility that we see in this trailer but more on that later. Reason I think this would be so controversial is that it would mean we would be losing out on a lion for a while and Shiro’s fate, if he did pull that off, would be unknown.

This also might not be a sacrifice so much as he’s letting himself be pulled into that vortex for some unknown reason. Whatever the case maybe I think that here’s the point where we see the red lion vanish for a few episodes.

The four strange men in the scene with the green lion. We can clearly see a very pointed headed man in the foreground with elf ears wearing an orange and white shirt tunic that has short sleeves and possibly an apron tied around his waist as you can make out a bow on his back where one would wear an apron. I’m theorising here that he’s probably some form of worker (Baker, carpenter, something that would work in a shop and need to wear an apron) that came to see what’s happening.  We can see that he’s watching what’s going on with the green lion, and near by the lion is a tall thin man wearing a purple and white robe like top with a hood on the back. He like the first man has pointed ears and a pointed head, so they are clearly from the same race. It’s hard to make out but it looks like he’s touching the paw and there’s energy glowing from his hand. The last two are very small but there are two people near the lion’s jaw and where the air vents are. Both have pointed ears and heads.

By the way it looks like the energy is coming from the ground, so to the Anonymous person who mentioned the Balmera and healing I think you’re onto something here.

We then get a shot of Hunk’s Yellow lion swimming alongside a giant sea creature. This is certainly part of the same episode where we see them land in the water and with the strange looking building. It’s clear that the two may have to deal with something of that size at some point, because why show it if you’re not gonna use it.

Next shot is something I was wrong about. I thought it was the Black Lion forcing up the red lion, however it clearly is Voltron pushing up some form or rock or dirt as we see dust falling off. There’s a red hue to the scene so I’m guessing somethings burning or that it’s in some place with fire.

So the next scene is the shot I mentioned before. We only see four of the five lions in it. Red is nowhere to be found, and they are flying towards what appears to be a giant planet that seems to have some sort of crust left on it. It appears to be breaking apart, or was broken apart as we can see the rocks all over the place indicating some sort of explosion. There’s also no ship there either so that begs another question. Where’s the ship and why are they heading for a large, possibly gas giant? If we assume that the red lion has gone missing then did the ship get sucked in as well? Also where is this place? It looks like there’s another shot where the ship does come into the rock area, but is this also where all the destroyed ships are? Is this what remains of Altea?  Hard to really tell at this point.

Another questionable scene follows were we see a graveyard of ships and, what I assume is the black Lion standing on a platform of sorts, roaring up at the heavens. On it’s back looks like some weird weapon and that go me really examining the weapon. 

There are parts on there that look like lion legs, however because it’s not going to let me zoom in properly and it’s a fast pan scene I can only make some assumptions here. Given that this  might be happening while we’re missing the red lion it could very well be that we’re going to see the four make some sort of special weapon that mounts on the Black lion’s back. It’s really hard to tell for sure.

What’s also interesting about it is that it doesn’t quiet have that yellow look that the gas giant planet did so this might be another episode. There’s the fact that the weapon seems to fire up, have a brilliant light flashing with a spiral galaxy like effect while it fires up. 

Also of importance we get to see a quick shot of the top which looks very much like a gun weapon. It shoots up a straight and wavy beam into the sky and it looks like it has a satilite dish on the very top of it.

This quickly transitions into a large flash and a worm hole opening up for the green lion to go through. This one is most certainly allura’s as we can see the markings for the Altean ship around the hole. Green lion is looking at some sort of domed ice world and a beacon of light flashing up into the sky. This could be the water world that we see Lance and Hunk in as the ice and water could be all contained. Or this is a different area all together. Though it is interesting that this could also be pidge making her way to find the others, and that the lions are giving out sparks to get it’s attention. There’s also the matter of Pidge having enough energy to create a rift to travel through, which, if we’re right about the infusion and healing of the lion, then she should.

The ship landing for certain is the same gas world we see the four lions fly at earlier. Not much to add here.

Again I was wrong on something in my intial theories. I thought that it could be Lotar or the strange sword person that we were seeing. But in fact is was actually Shiro looking over the crystals. This at least means that Shiro will be around for a while and that at least at the start of the season he’s a’okay. Although it looks like he’s studying something and trying to figure out how they can best get through there.

We get a shot of Haggar and Zarkon watching something. I’m not 100% sure here but it looks like he’s not wearing his helmet but his skin looks like it has the same markings. Maybe I’m off. The planet is very Jupiter like, and I have to wonder if this is the episode where several of the scene we keep seeing in this trailer are coming from. Again I’m not sure, but it looks like lighting going on at the bottom of the screen between them. There are red flashes there too, so I wish I knew what was going on for sure. We can at least see Zarkon’s ears here as well. Or that might not be Zarkon at all, who knows.

So we have an invasion on our hands. It’s clear that the large ship is dropping smaller ones planet side. There’s also a shot of a very small glowing ball on the right of the screen. Again hard to make out but it looks like it’s glowing. Maybe a ship rushing in for the invading ship?

Boots on the ground so it’s a straight up invasion on some red planet. Maybe the one where Pidge was on, or where Voltron is hanging out at the moment. Regardless there’s going to be a lot of fighting. This could very well again be a flash back.

However Shiro’s isn’t. We see him, probably kneeling on the ground, sweating terribly. Something clearly has happened to him that has caused him to need to cool off that much. Taken prisoner, being exchanged for something. He doesn’t look defeated more worried about something. And again the color scheme makes me think that this might be connected to the group that’s attacking the planet. We see it clearly that the light is shining from behind him, so he’s running away from something. Maybe he’s escaped again?

Thrace is watching something, probably spying, but he’s not happy at all by what he sees and narrows his brow s for some reason. He’s clearly annoyed with someone and the way that the red glows on his face makes me think that he’s going to be a threat, either to someone we know or one of the bad guys. Whoever it is will not be long for this world with the glare he’s giving them.

The next shot is something that again I have to wonder about. Is it a flash back or at this time? We see a world, possibly the one that Voltron landed on, possibly Altea and a fleet of invaders is coming in. There’s also the fact that there’s a glowing center there that is linking down to the core. Could this be some connection to the Quintessen? Maybe it’s the core of the planet? Hard to tell at this point, but whatever that is it’s probably going to be a plot point at some point in the episode.

The blue lion attacking one of Zarkon’s ships in the yellow broken planet zone was tricky for me to figure out. It’s clear that the camera follows lance and spins as he runs through the whole thing. So we know that he is going to at least be doing some heavy hitting in this episode.

Zarkon flying through space. 

We see a strange planet with large pipe like structures jutting up into the heavens 

and then an asteroid field

 followed by a burst of possibly a sun.

 This might be them warping to the strange Jupiter planet to catch the others. It’s an interesting montage showing that he may know where they are or at least the way to the planet. Which means he could have been there before. If this planet they go to is Altea, then this should be something interesting to speculate about. How long ago he was there last and what does he know about the planet that the others possibly don’t? Does this give him an advantage or no?

We then have a shot of the castle firing on something, again, not sure what that is but it looks like there’s some sort of explosion happening as they’re hitting it? Maybe it’s connected to the crystals episode?

Allura’s also meeting with someone very tall. As I said before this could be Lothor or this could be some form of another general. Clearly it’s not Thrace because the uniform is all wrong. He also seems to be bowing to her showing her respect while she’s scowling and not happy to see him. There is the matter also that her eyes follow him up from the ground as he stands, so clearly there’s some indication that she’s keeping her eye on him. Also of importance is the fact that she’s not “captured” at this moment: ie. locked up, but it does look like she’s on the enemies ship. The uniform he’s wearing seems to indicate someone of authority but it doesn’t match any of the soldiers we’ve seen thus far. This could also be a rebel group that was mentioned in the first season, the colors though again say otherwise.

I can say this honestly that sword weilder is almost certainly female. They have the body that indicates that they will be, and they have a smaller form then the other male members that we’ve seen before.

 On top of all of this their outfit implies a set of hips and probably breasts at the top, although smaller in size, 

There’s also the added fact that the face plate seems a lot more narrow and femine and the outfit also seems to have this feel to it as well.

Another interesting factor is that the end spot with Shiro walking forward has the same purple on the walls as does her suit. Most if not all of the members of Zarkon’s crew have a pink neon color to their energy, this swords person is the first I’ve seen to not have it.

Lance and Hunk are firing at something but the backgrounds are different. Lance’s is a metal area, 

where as Hunks is a clay color much like where the green lion was held.

 There’s also the issue of the green goop that is being thrown from Hunk’s blasts. Plant like substance? That’s a possibility although I don’t have anything proof positive yet on that front. The one thing I can say is that it could be connected to the vines on the green lion.

Pidge fighting in front of the green lion (or blue or black as the paw color is hard to make out), in a room that has the green colors makes me think that it’s a docking bay of some sort. Whose I’m not sure, but it’s clear that she’s ticked off and ready to attack based on that.

Keith piloting either the red or black Lion. 

Still betting on the black at this point because red was out of energy.

 Following this is a shot of the crystal exploding as Voltron hits it. This is most certainly from the same episode that has Shiro on the bridge and the crystals in space behind him.

Following this is four shots of the four paladins looking determined and a possibly completed Voltron in the background. The color of the sky indicates that same planet where we saw earlier the strange landscape with the half being pretty lawns and the other half being strange wild growth.

We end the whole thing with Shiro walking down what looks like a dock with Black lion’s color and Keith calling out to him, which I think is again enhanced along with the blue glowing light. Unless that’s something Keith is hallucinating.

Additional info from New York Comic Con to add into all of this.

Firstly apparently the second episode is going to be the water episode and called The Depths. It will be focusing on Hunk and Lance. 

There be Mermaids that look a bit like Nyma from the first season. What’s interesting too is the fact that the Mer-queen in this case says that Lance is their savoir, and this does mean my theory about the thermal pink being some form of energy for a civilisation. Or at least it stands more of a chance as a chance of being a probability.

We also learn during this episode (or at least from a clip of the show) that Lance will have a new weapon for the blue lion. How this is going to come into play later in the season we don’t know right now, but if anything it’s probably going to signal the change in the way the team sets up it’s fighting at distance.  If Sentai has taught me anything it’s that second seasons and the “Lancer” usually gets the distance firing weapon for the team.

My theory about the strange place with the graveyard of junk was almost correct but the New York comic con panel seems to have put that to rest. Pidge will be showing up on a Junk Planet (Transformers reference) where she builds versions of the group (or at least Keith)

 to keep her company. Weird Al’s supposed to be in there. 

So that weird gun that we see that I thought was connected to possibly the four Lions, wrong. It’s actually something Weird Al and Pidge build, possibly to give her range to make a warp hole to get her out of there. Although it’s a cool thing to have happen.  

It looks like Episode one will focus on Shiro and Keith and their struggles, meaning that episode one is going to be an emotional one and probably it’s going to push Keith and Lance forward through the events to see who will be the leader in the end.

Less important info we got was that Lance was Cuban, which does at least explain the skin tone and the info that he gave about the beach. Pidge is a Horder which actually ties into her connection to the Pidge from the first series as he used a lot of junk to build cool things and fix things. Hunk being a good cook also connects to his older character as he’s supposed to be the better cook of the five guys in the team.

So over all we can at least say we know a few episodes of the series.

We have one major one with Shiro and Keith bonding and growing as a partnership.

We have the Depths giving more added depth to both Lance and Hunk.

We have Pidge still determined to find her family but also proving she can handle things on her own and that she’s starting to see the guys as much of her family as Matt, her father, and her mother.

We’re getting at least one episode that’s dealing with some place ice like. This could be connected to the Depths though as well.

We know that there’s going to be some form of at least two show downs with Zarkon. One on a planet that might be Altea, and one on some other form of planet that probably was destroyed by him.

We know that Shiro’s going to be physically struggling with something along with emotionally, but we can at least say he will show up for several episodes as we see him with the crystal episode and we know he is in the first episode.

We know that the swords person is most likely female and is probably connected to the episode where we see Pidge fighting as well as Shiro walking away because of the color schemes.

We know for sure that Pidges episode is the one where the weird cannon is shot off. But there’s still so many unanswered questions, chief among them, why nothing about Allura in all of this. We are given only one major moment with her physically shown in the trailer, which makes me think they’re saving a lot of plot development for her this season.

Manchurian Stormtroopers: Skull Squadron in Manchuria 1933. Lt. Ikagami stands in the center just to the right of the regiments flag

One of the most unique Imperial Japanese Army (IJA) units to fight in the earliest portion of the great Sino-Japanese conflict of 1931-1945 was the Skull Regiment, known alternatively as the Skull Squadron and as the “Manchurian Stormtroopers” for their unique regimental iconography and symbols. The Japanese Skull Regiment was seemingly inspired by the German Totenkopf, or Death’s Head regiments/brigades of the 18th-20th centuries.

One of the Skull Squadrons most unique accouterments was the sinister looking red Skull & Crossbones arm band which they wore in several known pictures taken of the regiment during their service in Manchuria, 1931-1933. Though wearing these bands would have been greatly frowned upon by the high command of the Kwantung Army, Ikagami and his unit were most likely given special sanctions as an effective and semi-elite combat formation.

“Protective Chat” Part 1 (Marichat May Day #4)

Okay so I decided I liked this prompt enough to make it a three-parter(?)

Summary:  In the early morning air, hung the shrill cry of a pedestrian in need, and Chat Noir just happened to be heading home from 5:00 AM patrol with Ladybug.

Prompt: “Protective Chat”

Pairing (do i even have to specify?): Marichat

Word Count: 1,567

Rating: T and up

Day #4:

“Protective Chat”

(PART 1/3[?])


In the early morning air, hung the shrill cry of a pedestrian in need, and Chat Noir just happened to be heading home from 5:00 AM patrol with Ladybug.


Red. Just red, red, red. That was the first color that greeted Chat Noir as he arrived at the source of the scream, and it wasn’t like his Lady’s suit either; it was the fresh blood staining the shirt of his classmate, Marinette Dupain-Cheng. It dyed the whole front of her tee and matching black mini jacket, some of it already seeping onto her jeans, dying the concrete she was slumped on a brilliant rouge. She was the only injured civilian on the premises (only civilian for that matter), and as far as he could tell, the offender was nowhere to be found.

“Oh my god, Marinette!”

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