I drew this two days ago and I was shitting my pants because I did not know if I should put it or not, and I decided to send it to Jas first, thinking “She is a really busy person, she will not even Watch it because I’m nobody…” But she replied to me _(:3」∠)_ and I literally left my classroom screaming (my theacher got scared)
I could die right now of happiness, @jaspurrlock and @sir-scandalous I love you so much! ❤(/ღღ///)
So a little while ago I saw a post from @sir-scandalous talking to someone about how Matt would totally support Shance, and I decided to ask if I could make a short minific on it. I was told yes as long as I linked it to them ;) so here ya go, Sir! Matt as Captain Shance!
He really only noticed it a few days after he and Shiro had been reunited with the rest of the Paladins and all the information had processed. (He was still a little panicked about Katie being in space flying a giant green lion, what was up with that?!?) The Blue Paladin, Lance, was a pretty cool guy to hang around with. Matt had actually seen him around a few times at the Garrison, usually hanging around the big guy, Hunk.
The realization came like a staff to the face one night after dinner, if you could call green goo “dinner”. It was the way Lance acted in Shiro’s presence when the scarred man wasn’t looking, soft eyes and quiet sighs and tugging lightly at his sleeves or shirt, scuffing a foot lazily against the ground, quick glances away when the elder turned in his direction, the tiny smile from staring at him after a while. The signs of unrequited pining. Matt nearly choked on air when he processed this info a few hours later on his way to the training deck that night.
He shrugged off Keith’s concerns and decided to question Pidge about it. Sure enough, less than an hour later he confirmed his earlier theory. Pidge said that Lance looked up to Shiro, idolized him, though he knew he had his flaws but could care less, at least unless it affected the team in a negative way. No doubt about it. Lance had a huge ass crush on Shiro.
Matt grinned. More observation on the two targets was needed before he could attempt anything, but by the end of the month, you could bet your quiznaking necks he was going to figure out a way to make Lance into Shiro’s space boyfriend.
What kind of friend would he be if he didn’t help his pals get some? Lord knows the last time Shiro got laid, or god forbid have a fucking date for once. Whistling cheerfully, he headed off to gather more information instead of his original plan of messing with the Gladiator on the training deck. Priorities first!
Wheezes oh god I hope this was okay!!!! But Matt would definitely scheme a way for Shance to be canon, maybe even Pidge and Keith get in on this, planning meticulously for weeks in order to get Lance and Shiro together~ a good idea, no? I had fun with this, hope you enjoyed! :3
Please make the PSA about hellenic polytheism ethics! I personally love the ethics, BUT I like what you're saying and I've never heard anything contrary so to learn more, with sources, is something I'd love to do!! I also liked your bit about khernips in the tags - where do you get your info? That's not an accusation I am just curious so I can research too. Thank you :)
All of Hellenic paganism’s supposed ethical system is just Ancient Greek morality being somehow modernized. Like most ancient polytheisms Hellenic paganism doesn’t actually have an internal ethical code of behavior (like, for instance, the Abrahamic religions, whose scriptures all have ethical instructions). Modern paganisms, like Wicca, will often have a code of ethics (the Rede), but ancient paganisms were indistinguishable from the culture that contained them, unlike most modern religions, and against modern conception of religion as a separate institution from the state.
Ancient Greeks didn’t really have a separation of church from state (not that they were a theocratic people, just that the state handled religious rites), so it would make sense that their religion would promote adhering to Greek ethics. Thus when you see things about “Hellenic ethics,” those ethics are actually devised from ancient Greek cultural ethics moreso than religious ones.
Thus the only thing that Hellenic paganism expects a person to do is honor/sacrifice to the gods in thanks for existence and observe good behavior, but it doesn’t actually have a definition for what that good behavior is. Attempts to perscrive that good behavior using ancient sources will just end up either producing a Socratic/Platonic or other philosophical code of ethics (which weren’t universal and were generally restricted to the cultural elite) or a more general Ancient Greek one, which would be messy since Ancient Greeks practiced slavery, imperialism, infanticide, pederasty, child marriage, rape, and other evils (by modern standards) that they considered “good.” Any Ancient Greek morality has to be modernized, since it would have to excise all that crap, and by that point we should just be using a more modern code of ethics.
And on the khernips thing, it’s a combination of me realizing that the common conception that it was made by water in which a temple flame was extinguished means that using it for everyday worship would have been a logistical nightmare in any ancient Greek polis. Imagine 150,000 (and that’s just the free citizens) needing special temple water for their everyday worship?
Futhermore when I checked khernips in the Perseus Tufts dictionary entry and it defines it both as water for washing the hands before meals and holy water for before sacrifices. Remember that the vast majority of daily worship would have been libation before meals, meaning that in reality “khernips” were most often the water Greeks used to wash their hands rather than the special torch-water, which was used to wash oneself before/after entering a temple or a funeral. I haven’t actually read an essay or a longer source on these, but I’m fairly certain the way its constructed/used in reconstructionist practice is hypercorrect.