While most Overwatch heroes and villains have had their lives turned upside down (soldier 76 and Reaper), been lost in time (tracer) and have had to fight against forced relocation in the slums(lucio), I don’t feel like one hero in particular receives her due recognition from the expanded universe makers.
D.Va is literally a young adult gamer at 19 years old drafted into the military to pilot a mech to fight a kaiju-like sea omnic that learns from it’s mistakes and has hacked machines that destroyed most of South Korea. She is facing life and death everyday yet she makes sure people still have hope against a colossal beast machine. She streams her battles knowing full well one day may be her last yet she won’t go down letting people live in fear.
Where is D.Va’s animated short, Blizzard? You can’t give a character a backstory like this and throw it away.
I am here for White Diamond being a neglectful asshole boss in the vein of Yellow Diamond, BUT
I am even more here for White Diamond being wildly jealous that her super fancy Pearl ran off to slum it with a Rose Quartz, like a society wife banging the marxist pool boy because her husband won’t let her get a job
We’ve all seen Pearl in a tux and in a leather jacket. If ever there was a gem made to be drowning in ladies it is this huge lesbian, like, come on
And there has to be SOME reason Pearl is so reluctant to talk about who she work for, like, the way pearls are generally treated is not a mystery, what is the problem
Oh boy, thank you for asking me about my OC. ( ◞･౪･) ♥
Rue grew up in the slums of a large city. Like the other kenku of her colony, she was a destitute scavenger scratching out a life in the urban crevices. She never knew comfort or satisfaction and as she grew it manifested as a desperate hunger to always have more. She is unrelentingly greedy and has attached herself to a group of passing adventurers like a parasite, hoping to hoover up the goods while they do all the hard work. She does not care about anyone except herself and has never had a friend or a meaningful, positive relationship. I hope that someday she’ll come around and learn how to rely on others instead of just prey on them. I also hope that happens before she gets shanked by the paladin.
I don’t remember her stats off the top of my head because my character sheet is at my DM’s house, but Rue was theoretically supposed to be a character who was completely useless in a fight but supremely useful outside of one. I dumped points into things like perception and stealth and gave her skills like lockpicking, forgery, and mimicry. I pretty much ignored both offense and defense.
Despite my original intentions and through a strategic
combination of skills, Rue has somehow become absurdly powerful, routinely dealing truly outrageous damage and rarely taking any back. Her main weapon is a crossbow and she acts as a sniper, shooting from the shadows from a huge distance.
Man, I’ve really been in the mood to play FFVII lately, but I don’t much the time. What time I do have I’m using to play FFXV, since I’ve never played it or seen a play through before. Of course, I’ve seen some spoilers on my dash, but they’ve only made me all the more interested.
By the way, did I ever mention I lost my completionist save file? As in the save file I had where I’d gotten every character to level 99, all of Cloud’s stats to 255, all but 2 of Yuffie and Vincent’ stats to 255, half of Tifa’s stats to 255, every master materia, like 6 Knights of the Round, etc…. I mean, it’s of course fun to play through the game. But I never actually beat the Weapons on that file. Or Sephiroth. I was planning to get Cloud, Yuffie, and Vincent’s stats all to 255 so I could crush him and the Weapons, but that never happened. Ugh. When I have the time again I’ll go on Steam and play some.
I have way too many unfinished FF files right now. IV, IV: TAY, VI, VII, VIII, IX, XV… I’ve watched full walkthroughs of all but XV and TAY, but I’ve only completed IV and VII on my own. So I have these games I want to play so I can say that I actually beat them, rather than…. well, watched someone else beat them. Playing them is really fun too, of course. That and I’m a completionist to the extreme. To play and beat every FF game is my goal one day. I’ve also beaten XIII on my own. I lost my I save file at the same time as my VII one. I only got 15 minutes into II, and have never touched III, V, XI, or XII. X I watched a play through of. So yeah. Gotta finish a lot.
I don’t know where I’m going. I have 25 more pages to take notes on tonight and I don’t feel like doing it. I come here whenever that happens.
Though I should probably finish that. I’m averaging 4.5 hours of sleep a night right now, and have been for almost two months. I’ve been doing the same thing off and on for about 8. I’m tired.
Episode 10! It feels like a milestone of some sort, on account of this show being 64 episodes long. But I suppose we’ll hold the celebrating until we reach episode 32, eh?
Last time, Edward and Alphonse talked out their feelings and reaffirmed their unbreakable bond. Winry made a house call to Central to patch up Edward’s broken arm and spent some time with the Hughes family. Scarface found himself in the care of Ishval refugees living in a slum.
And it looks like we’re beginning with a cold-open flashback to the Ishval war…
Because I have no clue what’s coming next for both the Elrics and Scarface, I am very excited to see this episode! Let’s begin!
My wife and I watched Lion last night. It was pretty good. Yes I cried when he reunited with his mom.
The thing that we talked about is how every time a foreigner makes a movie taking place in India they always put the focus on slums and poverty. It’s like a perfect formula for their movies to win awards.
Elmyra: “But..Several days later.. we received a notice saying my husband died..And that was it. A lot had happened, but we were happy. Until one day…”
Tseng: “We want you to return Aerith to us. We’ve been searching for her for a long time.” Aerith: “No! Never!” Tseng: “Aerith, you’re a very special child. You are of special blood. Your real mother was an ‘Ancient’.” Elmyra: (At that moment, i found out she was an ‘Ancient’.) Tseng: “The Ancients will lead us to a land of supreme happiness. Aerith will be able to bring happiness to all those in the slums. That is why Shinra would like Aerith’s Cooperation. Aerith: “He’s wrong! I’m not an Ancient! I’m not!” Tseng: “But Aerith, surely you hear voices sometimes when you’re all alone?” Aerith: “No i don’t!”
Elmyra: “But i knew. I knew about her mysterious powers. She tried so hard to hide it, so i acted as though i never noticed.”
@ihopealiensbelieveinme You made the mistake of expressing mild affection for one of
the robins and thus made me go into a nostalgic bingeread and now I’m gonna
spam. Starting with SECRET ORIGINS.
So like, Jason’s first meeting with Batman has always been
the most hilarious thing and I love it? Jason literally steals tires from the
Batmobile??? Like. He sees the Batmobile parked in his little slum and is like “oh
cool free tires. This could not possibly go wrong.” what kind of weird child…
Even Bruce thinks it’s
REACTION TO BEING CAUGHT JACKING UP THE MOST FEARED MAN IN
GOTHAM’S CAR: “whoopsy daisy”.
Also please note Jason’s terrible 80’s punk outfit and how
he color-coded for his destiny as Robin ahead of time.
But it gets better.
“YOU LITTLE SON OF A GUN” “TRY AND CATCH ME YOU BIG BOOB!”
80’s comics are AMAZING.
Bruce takes being clubbed in the stomach pretty well,
basically still mildly amused and mostly concerned for this child randomly
wandering around the place his parents were murdered. So he follows Jason back
to his crappy little hovel, where he is SMOKING like a TRUE DELINQUENT and asks
him about his parents.
The fact Bruce just stops Jason by putting his hand on his
head and thus his tiny arms just. like, pinwheel in the air.Then he picks him up by
the arm so he’s just dangling there, jerking around like an angry kitten
who’s been caught by the scruff of his neck…AMAZING.
Anyway Bruce is like “okay you’re cute and all but I need my
tires back” and Jason is like “fiiiiiiine”
I’M MY OWN MAN!!!! ME, JASON
TODD!!!” “I DON’T NEED SCHOOL!!!! I GRADUATED A LONG TIME AGO!!!! FROM THE STREETS!!! OF CRIME
Bruce has finally found someone as hilariously melodramatic
as he is. An instant kinship is formed.
The best thing about this is wheN Bruce DOES make Jason go to school he quickly becomes REALLY EXCITED ABOUT LEARNING and is BASICALLY A TOTAL NERD.
JUST BUY A POCKET PROTECTOR ALREADY JASON.THE BAD SEED OF THE FAMILY, CLEARLY.
like when i say i don’t have friends im not saying that im hated or unloved. i know there’s several people in this world who consider me their friend, and might even say they love me. but i don’t love them back. i can’t. i can’t form attachments to people. they aren’t my friends. i don’t have any.
pls elaborate on aku and clownsim laughing at that crossed out bit in the androgynous request omfg
OKAY BUT YOU KNOW HOW HE GREW UP IN THE SLUMS, RIGHT??? SO ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN THERE. SO LIKE, OLDER KIDS BOUGHT HALLOWEEN MASKS & CHASED THE YOUNGER KIDS WITH WEAPONS & PICKED ON HIM & HIS SISTER & NOW HE HATES THEM MORE THAN HE HATES ATSUSHI but no one will ever find out bc he’d kill them. i know bc he cant kill a person whos dead on the inside
I think the reason 5D’s is my favorite Yugioh series is because it is…strangely adult for a “children’s series”.
Oh yeah, sure, the plot holes are there and the narrative isn’t the best at times and no one would REALLY talk that much in a duel of card games on motorcycles, but at the core of it, it deals with a lot more than just fun.
We see a lot of it in the opening episodes of the series, when Yuusei was called trash simply because he was born in the slums and TREATED like trash. We see him suffer unfairly under the prison warden. We see him not only stoically bear it but WON, and damn if that didn’t give me hope as an immigrant Asian kid living in the midst of a 99% white neighborhood. Sure, my schoolmates’ cruelty is mostly accidental, and just kids growing up and being mean in the process, but they made me feel like trash at times and going home to see Yuusei declaring “Nothing in this world is worthless” and then PROVING it is a really, really important thing.
Aki’s struggle and the fact that she clung to the one person who seemed kind to her, would accept her despite something about herself that she can’t help, is a story we see more than we think we do. I sincerely hope you don’t see OURSELVES in her, but that’s the thing, isn’t it? How many people do you know who had done something like that? Someone who grew up unloved and impoverished when it came to affection, and latching onto someone else for comfort and LOVING them even though the person is manipulative and selfish? As a writing device it’s cliche but it’s also uncomfortably true. But she got BETTER, she found friends she cared about and who cared about her, and Divine was an asshole but he was also an undeniable part of her past and that’s alright. She lived with it. She moved on. Got her feet under her, or thought she did, because they had ALWAYS been under her to begin with.
Jack was the guy who wanted better. He looked at the fact that he grew up in the dumps and he said, “I’m not going to be contented with this for the rest of my life.” And so he changed it. He said fuck it to destiny (more than once), to the bad luck of his birth and left to make a name for himself. He was an asshole doing it, of course, and left behind all his friends, but I can’t look at him and confidently say that I don’t understand where he’s coming from. He wanted change, so he CHANGED, and that took enormous strength and a certain amount of cruelty, but he came back to Yuusei and clicked back into place and he grew over the series until he’s no longer a detestable person but someone who recklessly threw away the things important to him in order to get OUT, but he’s come back now and he’s staying.
And just…the ending. After saving the world twice over and a bunch of other things that sound impossible, the characters split up. They found careers, goals to pursue, and left Neo Domino (save for Yuusei of course) and I think that’s the most heartbreakingly satisfying and ADULT ending I’ve ever seen in a kids’ anime.
Because people grow, and people change. They’re friends but they have lives now, are allowed to live their lives, so they did. They drifted away from each other, each going their own way, and isn’t that what happens at high school graduation? Isn’t that what happens at college graduation? When we become adults, we split up. Do our own things. Come back to visit but ultimately our lives are our own.
And 5D’s reflects that. It’s such a realistic ending to an anime that’s supposed to be for kids, and it’s just…a nice reminder. That things move on and become better, and even if they’re apart now, they’ll meet again and be better people.